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The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance

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Ireland has one of the finest cultural heritages and a standard reference book combining the related subjects of folklore, myth, legend and romance is long overdue. There are 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Aban, a 6th-century saint, to Weather, all with full references to sources, a synopsis of relevant stories, and discussion of their origin, nature ...more
Hardcover, 531 pages
Published April 21st 2006 by Boydell Press (first published April 1991)
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Erin O'Quinn
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THE LORE OF IRELAND by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin is subtitled “An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance.” A reference work of over 500 pages, this scholar’s book is dedicated to tracing the threads of mythopoeia in Ireland from its earliest oral traditions through the later written work of the Middle Ages and beyond.

Ó hÓgáin is an Associate Professor of Irish Folklore at University College Dublin. He has authored more than 40 books, all lauded for their scholarly heft; but THE LORE OF IRELAND is consi
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I was going to review this for my website but realized that that would be a bit waisted since it was an encyclopedia, though a very comprehensive one. It is one of these books that you just must have when you are studying Irish myths, legends, and folklore.
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He was the son of Davy Hogan, a former jockey, and his wife Mary (née Tyrell); both his parents were from Kilkenny. His great grand-uncle was the celebrated historian of Ossory, Canon William Carrigan.

Irish was spoken in the family home, and at De La Salle national school, Bruff, he got a good grounding in Irish grammar. His grasp of the language was further improved by visits to the Kerry Gaeltac
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