In the company of foxgloves

Foxgloves played a crucial role in Celtic folklore as a symbol of the magical and mysterious, and a potent instrument for protection and healing.

  • Original Irish Landscape Seascape oil painting
  • Donegal landscape painting
  • Péinteáil Tírdhreach Dhún na nGall
  • Original artwork
  • Oil on paperboard
  • Painting size  31.5 x 30 cm
  • Framed size (approx.) 40.5 x 32 x 3.5 cm
  • Off white limed wooden frame, soft white mount with glass.
  • Price includes frame.

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Foxgloves played a crucial role in Celtic folklore as a symbol of the magical and mysterious, and a potent instrument for protection and healing.  Foxglove is known in Irish as Lus mór, the Big Herb, Lus na mBan Sí or Mearacain na mBan Sí meaning Herb or Thimble of the Banshee/Fairy Women.

The name Foxglove in English is a corruption of ‘Folk’s’ (Fairies) and the Anglo Saxon word ‘Gliew’ meaning a musical instrument with many bells.

An amulet of foxglove could also cure the urge to keep travelling that resulted when you stepped onto the fairy grass, the’ stray sod’ or fód seachrán.

In Ireland it is believed that the foxglove will nod its head if one of the ‘gentry’ passes by.

  • Original Irish Landscape Seascape oil painting
  • Donegal landscape painting
  • Péinteáil Tírdhreach Dhún na nGall
  • Original artwork
  • Oil on paperboard
  • Painting size  31.5 x 30 cm
  • Framed size (approx.) 40.5 x 32 x 3.5 cm
  • Off white limed wooden frame, soft white mount with glass.
  • Price includes frame.

Delivery

Free delivery to Ireland and the UK. Please contact me for worldwide delivery.