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Salmon of Knowledge

The Legend of the Salmon of Knowledge

The Salmon of Knowledge that lived in the River Boyne is a legendary animal that comes from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology and...
Precursor to the carved Pumpkin, a Turnip - The Irish Place

Samhain and the Legend of Jack O’Lantern

Samhain was a pagan festival dating from Celtic times in Ireland. It is referenced in some of the country's very earliest literature and has many...
Halloween Scene Display - The Irish Place

An Samhain: The Celtic Roots of Halloween

Halloween is a children's favourite because of the opportunity to dress up, play games with friends and get free sweets and candies. It is considered...
The Dullahan searching for his next victim - The Irish Place

The Dullahan of Celtic Mythology

The Dullahan is also known as the mythological Headless Horseman and the embodiment of the Celtic God Crom Dubh. His is the story of a...
The Hag of Beara also known as An Cailleach Beara.

The Cailleach Béara or the Hag of Béara

The Cailleach Béara is also known as the Hag of Béara, 'Cailleach' being the Gaelic word for a hag or old crone. One of the...
Kyteler's Inn Kilkenny built in the 12th century - The Irish Place

Woman or Witch? The History of Kyteler’s Inn

Dame Alice Kyteler was a glamorous and beautiful woman who was also one of the first in Ireland to be sentenced to be burned...
Leamaneh Castle - The Irish Place

Red Mary – The Ghost of Leamaneh Castle

According to folklore, there are any number of haunted Irish castles, but surely among the most famous of these is Leamaneh Castle. Both the...
A Banshee - The Irish Place

The Banshee’s Lament

The Banshee, also known as the Angel of Death, was known in Irish legend as either an ancestral spirit or faery that appeared before...
The Pooka in the form of a horse - The Irish Place

Ireland’s Trickiest Faery – The Pooka

There are many supernatural beings that populate the Emerald Isle, but there are few that are more feared than the Pooka. This is not...
A Changeling - The Irish Place

The Curse of the Irish Changeling

The word faery conjures up images of kindly small spirits, in tune with nature and practising benevolent enchantments. However, throughout Ireland and many other...