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The Past onto the Past

Fairy forts

€2.60

Fairy forts are common place in Ireland. Usually remnants of an iron age dwelling, they are raised enclosures, often with a ring of trees marking the boundary. However, they are most famous for being the supposed home of the fairies and even to this day, farmers are reluctant to touch them. Stone walls are feature of many parts of the country, particularly in the west but also in areas of North Meath. Some of these walls were built in famine times as a way of relief work for the poor. In this illustration, we see the echoes of those who built these walls, overlooked by the reminders of a more ancient past.


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Fairy forts are common place in Ireland. Usually remnants of an iron
age dwelling, they are raised enclosures, often with a ring of trees
marking the boundary.
However, they are most famous for being the supposed home of the
fairies and even to this day, farmers are reluctant to touch them.
Stone walls are feature of many parts of the country, particularly in the
west but also in areas of North Meath.
Some of these walls were built in famine times as a way of relief work
for the poor. In this illustration, we see the echoes of those who built
these walls, overlooked by the reminders of a more ancient past.


Main Specifications


SKUGC14
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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