Irish trees myths, legends & folklore by Niall Mac Coitir

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Published by Collins Press in Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork .

Written in English

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  • Ireland,
  • Ireland.


  • Trees -- Ireland -- Folklore,
  • Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Ireland,
  • Trees -- Ireland -- Religious aspects,
  • Ogham alphabet -- Ireland

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-226) and index.

Book details

StatementNiall Mac Coitir ; original watercolours by Grania Langrishe.
ContributionsLangrishe, Grania.
LC ClassificationsGR785 .M33 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 231 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3768344M
ISBN 101903464331, 1903464463
LC Control Number2003495790

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It was believed to have the power to communicate with the next world. The Celts also believed that the wood from the tree would protect them from spiritual harm. Ash is a native Irish tree and has a special place in Irish folklore. It is the wood of preference for making hurling sticks, the game being fondly referred to as “the clash of the ash”.

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Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Isabel Ross. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes. Felling of woodland intensified after the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in order to facilitate agriculture and settlement, and the settlers also needed trees cleared for security reasons; they went in constant fear, not unjustified, of Irish outlaws and rebels sheltering in the wastelands of forest, bog and mountain.

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The first is that a couple who cannot conceive can visit the Rath at certain times of the year and ask the fairies for help. This is also the case for a person seeking to marry; they can make a request to the fairies and ancestor spirits of this place and it is said that if their wish is granted they will be married within a year providing the ritual has been done correctly.

Fairy Trees in Irish Folklore. Ireland is a place with thousands of folklore stories and fairy trees are still commonly talked about to this day. Some believe these trees are the gateway between worlds for mortals and that of the faeries in the other-world.Tree of Life from the Kabbalah.

Spiritually, the Celts believed that trees were the ancestors of man and had a connection to the other world. The most sacred of trees was the oak, or ‘daur’ in Celtic, which is where we get the modern word ‘door’.

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