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Old Ways Old Secrets


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.

Written By: Jo Kerrigan

Photographs By: Richard Mills

Hardback: 288 pages

Size: 216mm x 135mm