With Irish Miscellany, author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you’ve always hador never knew you hadas he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient history to modern pastimes, this full-color book educates and entertains. Such facts include:
The true history of Halloween Why the Celtic cross is such a staple icon of Ireland A history of the Irish Gaelic language Where to find megalithic art in Ireland and why it’s there A history of the Tailteann Games Historical monarchies that ruled Ireland in ancient times The world’s first suburban commuter railway And many more
This delightful book is the perfect gift for anyone planning a visit to Ireland, with an interest in Irish history, or with a drop of Irish blood.
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Dermot McEvoy is the author of five previous books, including The 13th Apostle: A Novel Of Michael Collins And The Irish Uprising. His writing can be found on IrishCentral.com. He lives in Jersey City, NJ.