Some Halloween Events 2019

By Richie

It’s almost Halloween and this year there are some interesting events that your kids might like! CreepyTown Venue: The Helix. What is it? CreepyTown returns to the Helix this October. It is an event presented by TheatreworX Productions and is designed with family in mind. It is approximately an hour long and is interactive. It…

Halloween Origins

By Richie

Before I get into this post I must inform you that I am well aware that we are currently only 7 months into the year! So why a post about Halloween? Well….WHY NOT! I have always been fascinated with the ‘origins’ of ghostly tales and ‘spooky ‘myths and, living on the island of Ireland, I…

The Pooka

By Richie

Ok! Before we get into this spooky legend we must take a look at the name….Pooka. There are many different spellings, for example, Puka, Phuca, Plica, Pookha. These are all acceptable. Now, what is it? A Pooka is a shape-shifter that is commonly seen in the form of a dog, goat, rabbit or even an…

Some Interesting Locations

By Richie

It is no secret that the island of Ireland is scattered with ancient ruins and if these ruins could talk they would tell tales of bloodshed and death! I have decided to put a short post together with 2 of Ireland’s eeriest locations. These locations have tales of love and death and are well worth…

The Sí Gaoithe or Fairy Wind

By Richie

The story of the Si Gaoithe or ‘Fairy Wind’ (pronounced: She Gwee) is not particularly spooky but it has been told many times and actually witnessed time and time again throughout the Irish landscape. The most famous of the stories tells of a woman, Mrs. Hayes, who was taken by fairies while she was out milking…

Lismore Castle and Gardens

By Richie

This is not really a location of recorded paranormal activity but it is a location that has a very long history and I believe that it is places like Lismore Castle that deserve a bit more attention. Our visit to Lismore Castle was a complete accident! Our initial plan was to visit Mount Melleray Abbey…

St. Michan’s Church

By Richie

We visited St. Michan’s Church in 2017 but unfortunately we were not granted permission to carry out a paranormal investigation. The church was founded in 1095 and for almost 600 years it was the only church on the Dublin’s north side. The present structure was constructed in 1685 and renovations began in 1825. The interior…

St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

By Richie

Situated less than an hour from our home, this location is visited by us time after time. The scenery alone is well worth the journey but we much prefer to arrive long after the sun goes down. The cemetery is located just minutes from the village of Laragh and it is situated on an ancient…

The Dullahan

By Richie

This week we will take a look at an all familiar tale. The Dullahan is Ireland’s very own Headless Horseman. The horseman is usually depicted as a male but some stories have been passed down showing the rider as a woman. In true Headless Rider fashion, the head is always carried beneath the arm and…

Our Visit to Ballycorus Leadmine

By Richie

This location took us by surprise as we had no plans at all to pay it a visit. We never even heard of the place until a work colleague mentioned it. The leadmine is long abandoned and sits in the Dublin Hills overlooking the townland of Ballycorus. Opened around 1807, the mine was taken over…