The Religious Songs of Connacht or Abhrán Diadha Chúige Connacht (1906)

Author: Douglas Hyde

Book ID: 66041

Price: 395.00

The Religious Songs of Connacht or Abhrán Diadha Chúige Connacht. A Collection of Poems, Stories, Prayers, Satires, Ranns, Charms, etc. In Two Volumes: Cuid 1 & Cuid 2 (Being Chapters VI & VII of The Songs of Connach). Now for the First Time Collected, Edited, and Translated by Douglas Hyde (An Craoibhín Aobhinn). Dublin: Gill, [1906]. Pp, (1) xxi, 404; (2) xi, 420. Publisher’s dark navy cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spines. Light age-toning to contents otherwise a very good set.

Text in old Irish script with English translation to verso.

“While collecting the poetry of the province of Connacht, a work which I began some twenty years ago, I found that those poems which touched upon piety or religion were very numerous.” (Introduction)

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