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Subject: Legends of Ireland + Inis Beag Isle of Ireland for 1 credit
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 9:23 AM ET
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Myths and legends of Ireland (1968) Charles Marie-Garnier. Cleveland: World Publishing Co. [hc; 190 pg]

Inis Beag: Isle of Ireland (1969) John Messenger. New York: Holt-Rinehart [pb; 136 pg]

Myths & Legends: 18 myths including "The Children of Lir" and "Giant's Causeway." Gift insicription on front endsheet, dustjacket a little rumpled-- otherwise in very good shape with some nice color plates.

Inis Beag: In the early 1960s, Professor John Messenger from the U.S. lived on Irish island off the west coast of Ireland to study the 350 or so inhabitants. One of the results was Inis Beag- Isle of Ireland. Inis Beag was evidently a pseudonym 

for an island near the Arans off Galway Bay. Among other interesting quircks  Messenger discovered, was that the residents rarely bathed, and that they considered a toothbrush "a fancy English invention" which they, therefore,

declined to use. Some underlining in pencil.