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Irish Trees: Myths, Legends & Folklore
by Niall Maccoitir

A beautifully illustrated work which brings together the myths, legends and folklore associated with native Irish trees. There are two main themes: the tree as a marker of important places, such as the royal site or holy well, and the role of different trees as sources of magical power in folk customs and traditions.
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A Treasury of Irish Folklore
by Padraic Colum

Whether you are Irish by blood, or just wish you were, A Treasury of Irish Folklore is the book for you. Everything from Irish myths, superstitions, and even songs of Ireland are included. From blessings, to spells, this book is chocked full of info... Amazon Reviewer
We have this and it is everything you may want
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More than 100 years ago, Lady Wilde, mother of famed author Oscar Wilde, put together this fascinating collection of archaic cures, ancient spells, homespun proverbs, visionary omens and enlightening prophecies.
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The Hallowed Eve:
Dimensions of Culture
in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland
by Jack Santino

Santino is an American folklorist who has lived in Northern Ireland for an extended period of time. In this work, he presents a look at how very old customs have persisted amid social turmoil and political unrest. Adapted from an amazon review.
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In The Ould Long Ago
Illustrated Folklore Book
by Johnny McKeagney

A photograph may capture an instant - Johnny’s drawings cover centuries.
A keepsake book that belongs in every Irish home, this comprehensive collection of illustrated Irish folklore is a work from the heart that took 30 years to complete. For complete details or to purchase, please click Folklore


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Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The Galway Hooker

This unique vessel, with its distinctive curved lines and bright red sails, originated in the village of Claddagh. During the 19th century, hookers supported a significant fishing industry and also carried goods, livestock and fuel. Seán Rainey is remembered for building the last of the original boats, the Truelight, for Martin Oliver who was to become the last king of the Claddagh; as king, he was entitled to white sails on his boat. Since the mid seventies, many of the old sailing craft which were on the verge of extinction have been lovingly restored and new ones have been built. During the summer months they can be seen at festivals such a Cruinniú na mBád - the Gathering of the Boats - in Kinvara.


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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
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Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try Powells. They are the largest book source in New York and they have a good selection of 'out of print' books. Click here for Powells.
This link brings you to a list of 600 Irish titles; if you're looking for something else, just Search.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. We've found everything we were after. Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.



Celtic Bookmark

Elegant bookmark is made of silver over pewter. It measures 3" x 1". When in use, the pretty Celtic design sticks out of your book. Or choose Trinity Knot or Celtic Heart.

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