Birds of Ireland – The Magpie.  An Sneg Breac


A4 or A3 print of the Magpie

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In Irish (and British) folklore, to see a single magpie is bad luck and an only be averted by raising your hat to it or giving it a bow. If you’re too embarrassed to do that, you might hope that a partner magpie comes along quickly.  There are a number of different versions of the well known seven magpies rhyme with some that have ten birds and others that reflect localised superstitions, such as “one for anger, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth”.  The Magpie is a member of the crow family and regarded as mischievous and acquisitive, being unable to resist shiny bright objects. Perhaps their large conical nest are built with a storeroom included!

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Unframed, Black frame, White frame


300mm x 400mm (12in x 16in), 400mm x 500mm (16in x 20in)

About the Prints

Súileir original prints are printed on premium stock acid-free Canson Lustre paper and mounted with Larson Juhl acid-free archival mount board. They are mounted with a bevelled mount and carefully framed with handcrafted solid wood bevelled frames. All our wooden frames use wood sourced from sustainable forests. Many of our prints are digitally signed and embossed with our signature seal.

To keep your print as safe as possible, we use high-quality clear perspex glazing on our shipped framed prints. On our click-and-collect prints, we use 2mm clear float glass. All our unframed prints are sent flat, with bevelled mount, backing board and print sleeve. All framed and unframed prints are wrapped in tissue paper with a branded card and carefully placed in cardboard boxes with our branded stamp and labels, making our prints an ideal gift.

About the Photographer

Roger O’Reilly