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A Dictionary of Irish Saints

HISTORY

660 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $85.00 (US $85.00)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9781846823183

Rights: US & CA

Four Courts Press (Oct 2011)

Price: $85.00
 
 

Overview

Scarcely a parish in Ireland is without one or more dedications to saints - in the form of churches in ruins, holy wells, or other ecclesiastical monuments. A Dictionary of Irish Saints serves as a guide to the (mainly documentary) sources of information on the saints named in these dedications. The need for a summary biographical dictionary of Irish saints - containing information on such matters as feastdays, localizations, chronology, and genealogies - has never before been satisfied. Author Padraig O Riain has been working in the field of Irish hagiography for upwards of 40 years, and the material for the over 1,000 entries in A Dictionary of Irish Saints has come from a variety of sources, including lives of the saints, martyrologies, shorter tracts on the saints (some of them accessible only in manuscripts), annals, annates, collections of folklore, Ordnance Survey letters, and other documents.