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    DescriptionIn ancient Ireland mythology and folklore were part of the general knowledge about each tree. This book gathers the myths, legends and folklore associated with the native Irish trees. The folklore has two main themes: the tree as a marker of important places such as a royal site or holy well, and the role of different trees as sources of magical power in folk customs and superstitions.

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    Irish Trees
    Myth, Legend and Folklore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niall MacCoitir, Illustrated by Grania Langrishe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    ISBN 13: 9781903464335
    ISBN 10: 1903464331

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: CUS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    LC classification: GR153.5
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    LC classification: BL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC21: 398.36821609415
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Niall MacCoitir grew up in a bilingual environment and developed a great interest in Irish and Celtic history and folklore. His interest in tree folklore and the ogham alphabet led him to realize how little had been published on these related subjects.
    Review quote
    'Attractive and deeply informative book' Sunday Tribune 'One of the first feelings that come to mind upon opening the pages of Irish Trees: Myths, Legends and Folklore is ... at last!' Wild Ireland 'An exhaustive compendium' Irish Examiner 'Excellent book with super illustration' Bray People
    Table of contents
    Introduction vii Aspects of Tree Folklore 1 Folklore of the Trees: Birch 22 Rowan 28 Alder 34 Willow 40 Cherry 46 Hawthorn 52 Oak 58 Holly 66 Hazel 72 Whitebeam 82 Apple 84 Buckthorn 90 Furze 92 Broom 98 Blackthorn 102 Elder 108 Pine 114 Ash 120 Elm 130 Aspen 134 Yew 138 Spindle 146 Juniper 148 Arbutus 152 Ogham - the Gaelic Tree Alphabet 154 An Ogham Tree Calendar 184 The Months as Contrasting Pairs 201 Postscript: The Universal Inspiration of Trees 203 References 207 Bibliography 221 Index 227