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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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Leave it out

Leaving stuff out can make for a better story Filling in too much can leave a listener confused. Let them dream a little. http://bit.ly/149vySS

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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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