Birds of Ireland

The Collared Dove


A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

The artist signs each poster.

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A Bit of History

In County Donegal, folklore had it that in order to protect young children from being spirited away by the fairies, if a fairy hill or fairy ring were nearby, the child would be addressed not by their real name, but by a birds name. This would confuse the little people so that by the time they realised what was up, you’d be long gone.

For boys, Colmán (the common name for a dove) was a popular choice., while for girls, Spideog, Eiseog and Cuach were favourite pet names.



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