The Year in Ireland

The Year in Ireland This Volume Describes How The Round Of The Year, With Its Cycle Of Festivals And Seasonal Work, Was Observed In The Ireland Of Yesterday We Follow The Rhythm Of The Year From New Year To Easter, May Day To Harvest And Christmas Along The Chain Of Highdays And Feastdays, St Brighid S Day, The Borrowed Days, Midsummer, St Swithin S Day, Lunasa, The Pattern Day, Samhain, Martinmas And Christmas Fishing Boat Belief And Usage Feasting And Merrymaking Picturesque Customs Are Revealed Some Forgotten, Some Forbidden, Some Still Familiar, Such As The Making Of St Brighid S Cross Marriage Divinations Watching The Dancing Of The Sun On A Hilltop On Easter Morning Going To The Skelligs Cock Throwing Bullbaiting Herring Processions The Swimming Of The Horses On Lunasa And Many Others A Multi Coloured Tapestry Years Experience Of Research Into Irish Folk Tradition Irish Country People, Folktales Of The Irish Countryside And The Pleasant Land Of Ireland i love this encyclopedia of interesting historical irish customs i particularly appreciate the mention made to variations of festivals held in particular localities. Read this book to learn all the crazy customs that Irish and Irish American people don t observe anybecause people kept dying

Kevin Danaher Irish, Caoimh n Danachair was a prominent Irish folklorist with a special interest in ethnography and military history.Danaher is the author of 10 books about Irish traditional customs and beliefs, the best known of which are The Year in Ireland, In Ireland Long Ago, and Folktales from the Irish Countryside A respected scholar, Danaher published than 200 articles in academi

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  • Paperback
  • The Year in Ireland
  • Kevin Danaher
  • English
  • 19 December 2017
  • 9781856350938

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