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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.

Troubled Soil: Islandmagee’s Hidden History

Islandmagee History Seafront Image at ConnollyCove
Hidden in the rocky hills of County Antrim’s east coast lies Islandmagee, a grassy peninsula town epicentre to the nearby ports of Larne and Whitehead. Sparsely populated and distant from the glaring lights of Belfast city, the town’s coastal areas are widely visited by...

The Myth of the Clurichaun

Irish Mythology
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The Superstitious Fairy Trees in Ireland

he superstitious Fairy Trees in Ireland
Ireland has always been a place filled with fascinating folklore and stories. One very interesting folklore surrounds those of the mystical Irish Fairy trees. All around Ireland, there are many Fairy trees that are believed to be the home of the fairies or the...

The Children of Lir: A Fascinating Irish Legend

Children of Lir
The Children of Lir legend is a must know story that will meet your curiosity for history. So, if you're the type of person who’s fascinated by the past's fantasies, you'll be amused after reading this legend. Children of Lir is an amusing ancient...

The Curious Case of Irish Curses

cursed stone
An island people the Irish may be, yet the history of Ireland has never been insular or inward-looking. Instead, it is a story of a people profoundly aware of the wider world – its threats, its possibilities and its advantages. From that, it can...

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...

Dive into the Finest Legends and Tales of the Irish Mythology

Irish Mythology
Mythology is important. In spite of being untrue- partially untrue- it is actually a significant part of every single culture around the world. It makes up a great portion of history, traditions, and beliefs. More precisely, mythology refers to a group of people who...