Our ancestors developed a uniquely nature-focused society, centred on esteemed poets, seers, monks, healers and wise women who were deeply connected to the land.

They used this connection to the cycles of the natural world – from which we are increasingly dissociated – as an animating force in their lives.

In this illuminating new book, Manchán Magan sets out on a journey, through bogs, across rivers and over mountains, to trace these ancestor’s footsteps. He uncovers the ancient myths that have shaped our national identity and are embedded in the strata of land that have

endured through millennia – from ice ages through to famines and floods.

See the world in a new light in this magical exploration into the life-sustaining wisdom of what lies beneath us.

Available 6th Oct.

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Listen to the Land Speak

A journey into the wisdom of what lies beneath us

Publisher: Gill Books (6th Oct 2022)

Hardback. 386 pages


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