Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature

Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature

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When you look at the world through the Irish language, you see a world more magical.

See a squirrel as a 'tree dog' (madra crainn) and you'll never see it any differently.

Imagine a banshee's fingers (méiríní na mban sí) and the poisonous foxglove comes to life.

Discover the five words to describe the stages of dawn and change your experience of sunrises forever.

Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature explores the ways the Irish language describes our world with the curiosity and divilment of a child and the wisdom and insights of our ancestors. Get ready yo rediscover the flora and fauna of the land, sea and air and the otherwordly dimensions of this, our magical island home.

 

Irish Book Awards: thejournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2021 - Shortlisted


Author: Manchán Magan

Illustrator: Steve Doogan

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: 9780717192557


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