Irish Blessings

Irish Blessings : A Photographic Celebration

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The Irish are a spiritual people. "Irish Blessings" offers a treasury of this spirituality, evidenced by warmth and kindness, generosity and goodwill. All these traits are preserved in the traditional blessings featured in this book; blessings handed down from generation to generation and spread by emigrants and missionaries. The stunning colour photographs of the Irish countryside are set opposite traditional blessings together with verse by such poets as Yeats, Synge and Joyce. The photographs represent the many moods of Ireland, from the crumbling stonewalls or the austere beauty of a ruined monastery to the bustle and splendour of more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 270 x 272 x 16mm | 839.14g
  • The Collins Press
  • Cork, Ireland
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1905172125
  • 9781905172122
  • 1,463,047

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Picture research and matching text was completed by Ashley Shannon whose objective was to capture Ireland in all its moods. Her work is a timeless tribute to the beauty of the land and the character of its more

Table of contents

Introduction Blessings from the Land of Fire Blessings for the Home and Hearth Blessings for the Journeyshow more

Review quote

'Variations on a lush theme which weaves itself into a symphony of colour' Ireland of the Welcomes 'A sumptuously produced book' Books Irelandshow more