Fish Stone Water Hardback

The Holy Wells of Ireland

by Anna Rackard; David Joyce; Liam O'Callaghan;

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Fish Stone Water

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Holy wells are places of popular religious devotion. At many of them the waters are believed to have healing powers; some are even supposed to have power over the weather. There are hundreds of these wells all over Ireland, many of them still in use. They vary greatly in appearance -- some are very simple, decorated only with rounded river pebbles, while others are highly ornate and adorned with holy statues, medals, rosary beads, flowers, and candles. This book captures the unique spirit of fifty wells (of the 200 visited by the authors) through stunning photography and illuminating text, exploring the individuality of each well, their many forms and setting, and the assorted personal offerings that decorate them. Many are endangered archaeological sites. The authors visited the wells on their special days of devotion, "pattern days, " to record the activities at those shrines. A map and glossary are also included.

Fish Stone Water by Anna Rackard; David Joyce; Liam O'Callaghan was published by Cork University Press in October 2001. The ISBN for Fish Stone Water is 9780953535316.

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Details for Fish Stone Water

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCork University Press (October 2001)
Number of Pages160
Thickness21 mm
Height210 mm
Width205 mm
Product Code1199376
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