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Clumps of Mistletoe growing on trees - The Irish Place

Christmas Mistletoe: The Underlying Celtic Traditions

Almost everyone associates the beautiful mistletoe plant with Christmas. Alongside holly, it is synonymous with the festive season and is commonly associated with stealing...
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 Irish Banshee - The Irish Place

The Irish Banshee and Her Lament

The Irish Banshee, also known as the Angel of Death, was known in celtic folklore as either an ancestral spirit or faery that appeared...
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...
Sweeping view of the Anner Valley with the famous Slievenamon Mountain in the background - The Irish Place

The Slaying of Bridget Cleary – Brutal Murder or a Faery Killing?

The killing of Bridget Cleary has become notorious as one of the most chilling murders in all of Ireland’s history. At the time of her...
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