In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom...
Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland's modern layers.
So many of today's Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time; circling a revered site three, seven or nine times in a sun-wise direction; hanging offerings on a thorn tree; bringing the ailing and infirm to a sacred well.
Old Ways, Old Secrets shows us how to uncover the wisdom of the past, as fresh as it is ancient.
'Inviting, lyrical text and beautiful, atmospheric photographs ... A fascinating read.' Evening Echo on West Cork: A Place Apart
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 27 mm
an attractively produced book punctuated with interesting quotes, poems and sepia-toned photographs bringing to life many folk stories and bardic tales ... A fascinating book which would make a delightful gift for anyone interested in Ireland's ancient traditions, wonderful landscape, mythical sites and unique folklore-- Ulster Archaeological Society's Newsletter
a magical journey through the myths and traditions of Pagan Ireland ... lifts Ireland's modern layers to reveal a hidden world beneath-- Donegal Post
Kerrigan's book is invaluable for anyone with Irish ancestry, such as myself, seeking to know more of its ancient history and myths, and of the many sites that we can visit to see and feel the legacy that lives on to this day-- Magonia Review
for the Irish person who loves this country and the folklore it is built on-- Evening Echo
an interesting new book on Irish beliefs and traditions-- Ireland's Own