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Legendary Ireland Tom Kelly

Legendary Ireland

Tom Kelly

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ISBN : 9780946172559
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Celtic folklore is intrinsically tied to the Irish landscape, where magic powers could change the course of rivers, draining a bog was the bride price put on a young Celtic princesss head, and Lugh, the sun god, wore the Milky Way around his neck asMoreCeltic folklore is intrinsically tied to the Irish landscape, where magic powers could change the course of rivers, draining a bog was the bride price put on a young Celtic princesss head, and Lugh, the sun god, wore the Milky Way around his neck as decoration. In Legendary Ireland, photographer Tom Kelly teams with writer Peter Somerville-Large to bring the places associated with Celtic folklore to life. While the photographs capture the eerie beauty and timeless magic of Ireland, Somerville-Larges lively prose explores the mix of myth and historical fact associated with locations such as the Stone Circle of Dun Beacon and the surreal landscape of the Clare Burren. In Ireland, faerie circles coexist with monasteries, and the complex Irish character is formed from the marriage of pagan and Christian practice. Legendary Ireland takes you to the lakes, rivers, standing stones, and saints tombs of old, spinning the ancient legends anew.