Jo, Kerrigan

Old Ways, Old Secrets: Pagan Ireland: Myth, Landscape,Tradition


New, The O’Brien Press, 2015,


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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.

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