Category Archives: Folklore

New interview posted

For those who missed it the May 2015 interview by Pete Castle with Brendan Nolan in Facts & Fiction magazine is posted on this site in its entirety. Thank you.

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Hallowe’en

November 1 is the first day of winter. The night before is Hallowe’en, and is marked with feasting, merrymaking and divination. The Celts celebrated Hallowe’en as the Feast of the Dead, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The fairies … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en

We painted our faces and dressed outlandishly to frighten away the Pooka and other malcontents on Hallowe’en. We do so still. Bonfires were lit by our pagan ancestors to ward off evil spirits. They do the same job today. Those … Continue reading

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