Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom
From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the famous ninth-century triads, beguiling riddles of traditional Irish life, prayers and blessings for all occasions, timeless proverbs, the best of Ireland’s toasts, and a fascinating selection of the revered “Brehon” laws. With more than 200 full-color illustrations that add enchantment to almost every page.
In MIM’s popular Ireland exhibit, world-renowned Irish folk-music traditions are comprehensively represented through a collection of fine instruments. With video clips of lively dance music and folk songs, and the decorative Irish motifs embellishing many of the displayed items, guests’ ears and eyes are immersed in the musical landscape of the Emerald Isle.
368 pages; 4.6 x 6 inches; hardcover