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Irish Wild Plants free pdf Most of us are never far away from green and growing things and indeed our lives would feel much poorer without them. The wild plants of Ireland have been bound up in our culture from the earliest times appearing in the ancient Irish brehon laws and nature poetry as well as myths and legends and much folklore. According to that folklore a person who carries a four-leaved shamrock will be lucky in gambling, while a girl who puts nine ivy-leaves under her pillow will dream of her future husband. Herbal medicine was also important in ancient Ireland. There were 365 parts to the body, and a different plant existed to cure the ailments of each part. Plants are described in seasonal order, a fresh perspective which brings us back to the viewpoint of our ancestors. After the history of herbs in Ireland and traditional herbal medicine, different aspects of plant folklore are examined. Included are their roles in magical protection, their use in charms and spells (especially for love!), plants as emblems in children's games, in Irish place names and folklore cures. As with its companion Irish Trees - Myths, Legends and Folklore, this book is beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned watercolours by Grania Langrishe.

About Niall MacCoitir

NIALL MACCOITIR grew up in a bilingual environment in Dublin with a love of Irish history, culture and nature instilled into him. After graduating from University College Dublin, he worked for Dublin County Council and now works for Fingal County Council. His interests in folklore led to his first book, Irish Trees - Myths, Legends and Folklore.

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Author : Niall MacCoitir
Publisher : The Collins Press
Data Published : 01 June 2008
ISBN : 1905172699
EAN : 9781905172696
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 376 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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