Niall Mac Coitir Ireland's Birds: Myths, Legends and Folklore


Code 9781848892989
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Author: Niall Mac Coitir

Date Published: 27-Feb-2017

Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. In his latest book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the myths, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. He explores seasonal, cultural and symbolic associations and challenges us to look at birds as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Each chapter covers a different species of bird and discusses their place in the Irish cultural landscape. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

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