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Wolves in Ireland: A Natural And Cultural History

Wolves in Ireland: A Natural And Cultural History

Kieran Hickey

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Here, Kieran Hickey considers the iconic symbol of the wolf and it’s existence in Ireland. Ireland’s last great predator, provoked fear, wonder and excitement but they were exterminated around 1786. Paperback edition.

From prehistory to the present day, the wolf has always loomed large in the human imagination. An iconic symbol of the untamed and the wild, the wolf, as Ireland's last great predator, has always provoked fear, excitement and wonder. In this book, Kieran Hickey examines a vast array of sources relating to wolves in Ireland. The author considers archaeological remains, name evidence (place and person, both in Irish and in English) and folklore. The book also looks at the historical records of wolves in Ireland including wolf attacks on livestock (and more rarely people), and describes how the extermination of wolves took place, with the last wolf being killed, most likely, in 1786.

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Author Kieran Hickey
Publisher Four Courts Press
Publication date 28 Mar 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781846824234

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