Further Reading

Augusteijn, J. (ed) (1999).  Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives.  Four Courts Press, Dublin.

Butler, A. and Burns, P. (2000).  Butler’s Lives of the Saints.  The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Carroll, D. (1999).  Religion in Ireland: Past, Present and Future.  Columba Press, Dublin.

Cronin, M. and Adair, D. (2002).  The Wearing of the Green: A History of St Patrick’s Day.  Routledge, London.

Danaher, K. (1972).  The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs.  Mercier Press, Cork.

Donelly, J.S. and Miller, K.A. (eds).  Irish Popular Culture 1650-1850.  Irish Academic Press, Dublin.

Evans, E.E. (1957).  Irish Folk Ways.  Routledge and Kegan Paul, London.

Fallon, B. (1998).  An Age of Innocence: Irish Culture 1930-1960.  Gill and Macmillan, Dublin.

Farmer, D. (2004).  Oxford Dictionary of Saints.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Hughes, H.  (1991).  Croagh Patrick: An Ancient Mountain Pilgrimage.  Harry Hughes, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Marshall, R. (2003).  Celebrating Irish Festivals: Calendar of Seasonal Celebrations.  Hawthorn Press, Gloucestershire.

McMahon, S and O’Donoghue, J. (2004.)  Brewer’s Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable.  Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London.

O’Loughlin, T. (1999).  St Patrick: The Man and His Works.  Triangle, London.

Roe, H.M. (1976).  The cult of St Michael in Ireland.  In: C. Ó Danachair (ed.) Folk and Farm.  Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin.

Related Education Programmes

The Education and Outreach Department of the National Museum Of Ireland – Country Life run a variety of programmes relating to religion and calendar customs.  These include a variety of seasonal workshops, talks and demonstrations relating to aspects of the calendar year.  For example, there are butter-making demonstrations held in May and workshops on making harvest knots, cailleachs and St. Brigid’s Crosses are organised.  In addition a tour entitled Patrons and Patterns is also available on request

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