The Shelf2Life Irish Folklore and History Collection is a unique set of materials focused on Irish history, people and culture in the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Firsthand accounts tell of life during Ireland's tumultuous 19th century, offering vivid depictions of the tithe war and the great famine, while biographies highlight important historical figures and their tireless campaign for Irish reform. Included in this collection are works that capture the imaginative and occasionally frightening world of Irish folklore with legendary stories of fairies, leprechauns, changelings and pooka. This collection provides folklore enthusiasts, historians and anyone interested in Ireland, especially those of Irish descent, an unparalleled perspective on the economic struggles and cultural identity of the Irish people.
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