Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

  • Andrew¬†Sneddon

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Andrew Sneddon
    Pages 1-4
  3. Andrew Sneddon
    Pages 5-24
  4. Andrew Sneddon
    Pages 34-52
  5. Andrew Sneddon
    Pages 124-144
  6. Andrew Sneddon
    Pages 145-148
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-221

About this book


This is the first academic overview of witchcraft and popular magic in Ireland and spans the medieval to the modern period. Based on a wide range of un-used and under-used primary source material, and taking account of denominational difference between Catholic and Protestant, it provides a detailed account of witchcraft trials and accusation.


Witchcraft magic witch demonic possession demons angels miracles Ireland Ulster cunning-folk magical healing fortune-teller fortune-telling wise-man wise-woman wise-women fairy-man fairy-woman astrology the Devil growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew¬†Sneddon
    • 1
  1. 1.Ulster UniversityColeraineUK

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