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Myths and Legends

The History of the Easter Bunny & Traditions

In recent history, Easter has become a celebration of religion and the coming of spring for the whole family. But, where did these beloved traditions come from, and why is a bunny the go-to mascot...

Fancy a Pint? Here’s 7 of Ireland’s Oldest Pubs

Throughout Ireland, you can find over 7,000 pubs. While some are new and modern, there are a handful of pubs in Ireland that date back centuries and come full of old tales and fascinating histories....

The Celtic Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Ireland

The evolution of the world has been constant ever since the beginning of time. Thus, things change always; we miss things that used to take place in the past. Yet, we get to live with...

The Legend of the Selkies | Mythology

Perhaps one of the most notable mythical sea creatures in Irish and Scottish legends are the Selkies who are also called Seal Folk. They are mythological beings capable of changing from seal to human form...

Mythical Monsters in Irish Folklore

Irish folklore has lasted hundreds of years, if not more. Its popularity stems from the variety of myths and legends that have been passed down from one generation to another. Irish folklore became even more...

Troubled Soil: Islandmagee’s Hidden History

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...

The Myth of the Clurichaun

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The 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...

The Children of Lir: A Fascinating Irish Legend

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...

The Curious Case of Irish Curses

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,...

Digging into the Secrets of Irish 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...

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...