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Dig deeper into the unknown stories of traditional narratives, folkloric mythologies and legends of Ireland. The stories that, one way or another, participate in shaping the cultural practice in different civilizations and countries.

Digging into the Secrets of Irish Pookas

A Kelpie - The Myth of Pookas
Every country with a renowned history has its share of legends, myths, and traditional stories, as they help in shaping the cultural and historical existence of the whole country among others. Ireland is one of those countries with a history that dates back to thousands...

Samhain and the Unpopular Origins of Halloween

Samhain and The Unpopular Origins Of Halloween
It’s the time of the year when things get spooky. The days get shorter, the leaves turn orange and brown, and supermarkets try to sell you all manner of foods which look like eyeballs and spiders, even though nobody in their normal mind would...

The Whole History of the Tuatha de Danann: Ireland’s Most Ancient Race

The Whole History of the Tuatha de Danann Irelands Most Ancient Race
Treasure is not always about gold and money; it is not even about materialistic stuff at all. Treasure can lie in the most intangible things; ones that possess a great value. To get straight to the point, everything that shapes cultures is an actual...

The Globally Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Construed

St. Patrick's Day parade in Moscow
Bringing millions of people together from different parts of the world, St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps one of the most hotly-anticipated celebrations of the year. Originally, this religious and cultural event commemorates when St. Patrick, the most recognised patron saint of Ireland, died on...

Beware the Wail of the Banshee

An old portrait of a Banshee sitting on a river bank.
Irish mythology and folklore are famed for its richness of detail, its abundance of memorable characters and its meaningful fables. From the most well-known tales, such as the Banshee and the Children of Lir, to lesser-known gems, such as the warrior-queen Carmán, Ireland can lay...

The Legend of Finn MacCool and the Isle of Man

The legend of Finn MacCool
For all the legend lovers out there, look nowhere further than the history and legends of Ireland. It is the perfect place around the world that evoked worlds of mystical creatures; a world that is full of thought-provoking mythical tales. Among the popular legend...

Leprechauns: the Famous Tiny-Bodied Fairies of Ireland

Throughout the years, cultures develop their own beliefs and mythological tales. Some of these tales keep on descending to the younger generations for years; for very long years. The length of these years can actually result in losing the sources behind the myths and...

Interesting Facts about the Irish Legend of the Children of Lir

Children of Lir
Thanks to the continental drift, the world has separated into more than a few continents. Successively, each continent has several countries as well. Before the emergence of technology, the world wasn't a small place. It was a huge disconnected one, instead. As a result,...

Fairy Glen

Rostrevor Co. Downvideo
Who doesn't love a fairy story? We are going to share some background to fairies from all over the world and try and answer some of the most asked questions -What do fairies live in?What are popular Fairy Myths?Where do fairies live?What are Mythical fairy names?What...