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Irish Superstitions

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One of Ireland's leading folklorists gives a lively account of the more widespread superstitions and folk beliefs in the country. Here is a list of good-luck charms, spells, soothsayings and other irrational but charming and creative folk beliefs. Here we have leprechauns and sprites, ghosts, the evil eye and wise women's curses. There are charms and spells to make the ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Gill Books (first published April 30th 1995)
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Julia Brumfield
Aug 27, 2015 Julia Brumfield rated it really liked it
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This book was recommended to me by my sister. Although she is into information like this she didn't like the book although I don't have the reason behind it. But having a chance to read it I can pinpoint a small part where the book says it is about superstitions but those are barely offered to the reader or any that are offered are bits and not the whole so you aren't getting the superstition part that the book promises with its beautiful cover.

That is the only thing that I really had a proble
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Emma Mc Morrow
Interesting & quirky little read for anyone interested in Irish history or anthropology. Well-written and insightful book on such a bizarre and vast subject.
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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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