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Some Halloween Events 2019

Some Halloween Events 2019

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 features spooktacular visual effects, creepy dancers  and crazy characters. It can all be enjoyed from the comfort of theatre seats! If you are looking for…

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Halloween Origins

Halloween Origins

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 am no stranger to stories of things that go bump-in-the-night. Another thing that has always grabbed my interest is the similarities of these tales throughout…

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The Pooka

The Pooka

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 old man. There have been many tales of the Pooka appearing in the form of a dark horse with golden eyes. The Pooka is also…

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Some Interesting Locations

Some Interesting Locations

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 a visit! #1: Ross Castle, Lough Sheelin, Co. Meath. This building is famous, or infamous, for its tragic love story in the 16th century. Built…

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The Sí Gaoithe or Fairy Wind

The Sí Gaoithe or Fairy Wind

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 her goat. When the fairies returned her they told her that she only had a few minutes to reveal a warning to her husband, Tom….

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Lismore Castle and Gardens

Lismore Castle and Gardens

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 but this site caught our attention as we drove through the village of Lismore. The location not only boasts a magnificent castle, it has probably…

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St. Michan’s Church

St. Michan’s Church

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 has changed very little and still contains the original organ. Another notable artefact is the Penitant’s Desk, commissioned in 1724 and used for public confession….

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St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

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 monastic site of an early Irish Monastery. The cemetery is still in use today with many of the ancient headstones in very good condition. It…

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The Dullahan

The Dullahan

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 it shows a constant grin which stretches from ear to ear. The Dullahan is believed to use the spine of a human corpse for a…

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Our Visit to Ballycorus Leadmine

Our Visit to Ballycorus Leadmine

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 by the Mining Company of Ireland (MCI) in 1826 who owned and operated the site up until closure in 1913. After the mine was exhausted…

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