Second edition; soft cover; Niall Mac Coitir.
The wild plants of Ireland are bound up in our culture and folklore. Approaching the topic from a fresh perspective by describing plants in seasonal order this book brings us back to the viewpoint of our ancestors.
Included are their roles in magical protection, their use in charms and spells (especially for love!), as emblems in children’s games, in Irish place names and folklore. The book is beautifully illustrated with specially-commissioned water colours by Grania Langrishe. 376 pages The Collins Press (2nd edition 2015).