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Ireland's Animals: Myths, Legends and Folklore

Series: Ireland's Myths, Legends and Folklore

By: Niall Mac Coitir (Author), Gordon D'Arcy (Illustrator)

286 pages, 24 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations

The Collins Press

Paperback | Sep 2015 | #226215 | ISBN-13: 9781848892507
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Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the folklore, legends and history of animals in Ireland, and describes their relations with people, being hunted for food, fur, sport, or as vermin, and their position today. A final section, inspired by stories of animal transformation, looks at twelve animals and how we can enrich our lives by visualising ourselves with their special qualities. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated compilation of folklore, legends and natural history will delight all with an interest in Ireland's animals.

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Niall Mac Coitir grew up in a bilingual environment in Dublin with a love of Irish history, culture and nature instilled into him. An active member of the Irish Wildlife Trust, he works for Fingal County Council. His other books are Ireland's Wild Plants: Myths, Legends & Folklore, Ireland's Trees: Myths, Legends & Folklore and Ireland's Birds: Myths, Legends & Folklore.

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