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2 edition of Irish folk drama. found in the catalog.

Irish folk drama.

Alan Gailey

Irish folk drama.

by Alan Gailey

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Published by Mercier Press in Cork [Ire.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland.
    • Subjects:
    • Mumming -- Ireland.,
    • Folk drama, Irish.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR8793.F6 G3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination103 p.
      Number of Pages103
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4885176M
      LC Control Number76015192

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