A Bewitched Land: Ireland's WitchesBob Curran
This first book since 1911 about Irish witchcraft gives a unique insight into the fascinating overlap between witch belief and fairy lore that held sway for centuries in Ireland. This fascinating book tells of remarkable court cases from the 14th to the 19th century, and describes the extraordinary lives of alleged practitioners of the black arts hedge witches, sorcerers and sinister characters.
Bob Curran is the author of A Field Guide to Irish Fairies, An Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology, The Creatures of Irish Myth, and Banshees, Beasts, and Brides from the Sea: Irish Tales of the Supernatural. He lives in Northern Ireland.