Birds of Ireland

Facts, Folklore & History (Paperback)

By Glynn Anderson
This book will be available on 27/02/2017

Price: 14.99


There’s more to Irish bird folklore than the ‘wran’ boys and the Children of Lir. Irish bird names are rich and full of meaning. This book focuses on our interaction with birds, covering mythology and folklore, birds as omens, harbingers and food, and bird-related beliefs, proverbs and curses. A species-by-species account gives a description and associated beliefs, culinary traditions, place names and a ‘Facts & Figures’ section.

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Bibliographic Data

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: Due Feb 2017
  • Dimensions: 192 x 128 mm
  • Number of pages: 360
  • ISBN: 9781848893139
  • Illustrations note: Full colour,

Editorial Reviews

"A marvellous compendium of birds history and folklore ... a testament to the author's and publisher's dedication to excellence"

– Walking World Ireland

"Rich celebration of the interplay of birds with ancient human needs for magic and mystery, not to mention a well-shaped story or poem"

– The Irish Times

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