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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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Wicklow Folk Tales launched

Wicklow Folk Tales was selling well from the Dubray Bookshop in Bray even before the book launch on September 16. Local folklorist and author Ray Cranley launched the latest title in the History Press Ireland series of county titles. Martin Nolan … 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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Wicklow Folk Tales goes to print

Wicklow Folk Tales, to be published by History Press Ireland, has gone to print. It will be published , online and in print, in August 2013.

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Sailing in port

Thanks to NEAR FM for the chat aboard the tall ship the Jeannie Johnston moored in Dublin port. We were discussing sea stories and I told the Wexford tale of the mysterious ship in Barrow Bay. Very atmospheric.

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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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