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Howya Bridget

Pagan times are not far below the surface in Dublin. Not so long ago, in February, in Brittas, Co Dublin, the Bride Oge was celebrated in honour of St Bridget or, the pagan goddess Bridget, for she was the one … Continue reading

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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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Shimmering Eyes

A story dances in the mind’s eye. A storyteller conjures demons in the mind, and danger in the mid-day sun. A mirage shimmers in the heat of a desert. here

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Wexford Radio

Thanks to Beat 102-103 FM for the interview on Wexford Folk Tales. I was on the Sunday magazine programme The Sunday Grill with Orla Rapple. I told the story of Nora that served cat’s tea to a targeted suitor. Good … Continue reading

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A Treasure Trove of Wexford Folk Tales

Many thanks to the Wexford People for the full page spread covering the launch of Wexford Folk Tales. The book, the review said, contained “Wonderful tales of witches, mermaids and grave robbers.”  To which we can but add: amen

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