Ireland Archive

  • Bad luck caused by disturbed fairy forts is causing dips in a major road between County Kerry and County Cork, an Irish member of parliament has said. Danny Healy-Rae told the Irish Times that issues with the N22 were caused by “numerous fairy forts in the area”. The road had […]

    Don’t Mess With Irish Fairies!

    Bad luck caused by disturbed fairy forts is causing dips in a major road between County Kerry and County Cork, an Irish member of parliament has said. Danny Healy-Rae told the Irish Times that issues with the N22 were caused by “numerous fairy forts in the area”. The road had […]

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  • Ireland is known for it’s folklore. The combination of native Irish paganism and more recent Christian traditions have birthed a string of unique Irish legends and folk tales.

    10 Dark Irish Legends!

    Ireland is known for it’s folklore. The combination of native Irish paganism and more recent Christian traditions have birthed a string of unique Irish legends and folk tales.

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  • Last month, a traveller boy in Portugal claimed the Virgin Mary came to him in a vision and told him she would reappear at the Knock shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, at 3pm on Saturday June 10. Worshippers believe the Virgin Mary appeared in the clouds above a shrine right […]

    New Marian Apparition Appears in Ireland!

    Last month, a traveller boy in Portugal claimed the Virgin Mary came to him in a vision and told him she would reappear at the Knock shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, at 3pm on Saturday June 10. Worshippers believe the Virgin Mary appeared in the clouds above a shrine right […]

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  • When you think of Irish you think of leprechauns, but the leprechaun is not the only mythological or folklore creature in Ireland. Some like to trick others, some bring death while some just want to help. Here are the 7 listed in the video: 7. Grogoch 6. Pooka 5. Banshee […]

    7 Creatures From Irish Mythology!

    When you think of Irish you think of leprechauns, but the leprechaun is not the only mythological or folklore creature in Ireland. Some like to trick others, some bring death while some just want to help. Here are the 7 listed in the video: 7. Grogoch 6. Pooka 5. Banshee […]

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  • There are many practicing witches and druids in Ireland today who believe in ancient traditions and folk magic. We’ve put together a list of ancient charms and spells based on this Irish magic. Whether you are seeking a spell for love, luck, or healing, emotional charms, or even potency, these […]

    Ancient Irish Charms & Spells!

    There are many practicing witches and druids in Ireland today who believe in ancient traditions and folk magic. We’ve put together a list of ancient charms and spells based on this Irish magic. Whether you are seeking a spell for love, luck, or healing, emotional charms, or even potency, these […]

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  • A picture of County Clare’s equivalent to the Loch Ness monster has surfaced in a London image archive. An account of the sea monster’s appearance was featured in a newspaper article in the Victorian publication, The Day’s Doings on 21 October 1871. The paper reported that there had been “some […]

    Picture Of Irish Sea Monster Re-Surfaces!

    A picture of County Clare’s equivalent to the Loch Ness monster has surfaced in a London image archive. An account of the sea monster’s appearance was featured in a newspaper article in the Victorian publication, The Day’s Doings on 21 October 1871. The paper reported that there had been “some […]

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  • Interview with Folklorist Dr. Jenny Butler Topic: Irish Fairy Beliefs Interviewer: David Jenkins for The Irish Voice radio show, Canberra, Australia

    Irish Fairy Beliefs!

    Interview with Folklorist Dr. Jenny Butler Topic: Irish Fairy Beliefs Interviewer: David Jenkins for The Irish Voice radio show, Canberra, Australia

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  • The name leprechaun may have derived from the Irish leath bhrogan (shoemaker), although its origins may lie in luacharma’n (Irish for pygmy). These apparently aged, diminutive men are frequently to be found in an intoxicated state, caused by home-brew poteen. However they never become so drunk that the hand which […]

    Leprechauns!

    The name leprechaun may have derived from the Irish leath bhrogan (shoemaker), although its origins may lie in luacharma’n (Irish for pygmy). These apparently aged, diminutive men are frequently to be found in an intoxicated state, caused by home-brew poteen. However they never become so drunk that the hand which […]

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  • Ireland is famous for its vast mythology. From leprechauns and fairies to banshees and kelpies, the Emerald Isle has at least as many legends as it has real, recorded history. But not every Irish legend is fairy tale material. The country has plenty of paranormal myths and ghost stories that […]

    Paranormal Tales From Ireland!

    Ireland is famous for its vast mythology. From leprechauns and fairies to banshees and kelpies, the Emerald Isle has at least as many legends as it has real, recorded history. But not every Irish legend is fairy tale material. The country has plenty of paranormal myths and ghost stories that […]

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  • Perched atop various grassy knolls near Dublin, Ireland is Montpelier Hill, one of the most haunted locales in all of Ireland’s history. Throughout its nearly three-century long existence, the home has been the subject of many hauntings and other speculated supernatural events. The hunting lodge was originally built atop the […]

    The Haunting Of Montpelier Hill, Dublin, Ireland!

    Perched atop various grassy knolls near Dublin, Ireland is Montpelier Hill, one of the most haunted locales in all of Ireland’s history. Throughout its nearly three-century long existence, the home has been the subject of many hauntings and other speculated supernatural events. The hunting lodge was originally built atop the […]

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