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Wayside funerary crosses, an ancient tradition from Kilmore, Co. Wexford

In the parish of Kilmore, in the very south of Co. Wexford, persists a peculiar funerary custom that may have…

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False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish Folklore

Whit Sunday (or Whitsun) is an important Christian festival that celebrates the Pentecost. It normally falls on the seventh Sunday…

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Animal ‘Sacrifice’ and Blood Letting, Saint Martin’s Feast in Ireland

Today, the 11th of November, is the feast of St. Martin of Tours. He was a particularly popular saint in…

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St. John’s Eve or Bonfire Night; Irish Folklore

June 23rd, is St. John’s Eve, or as it is known in many parts of Ireland, Bonfire Night. It was…

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Churching the Cow: Folklore from Co. Galway

These two fascinating folklore accounts from Co. Galway detail a practice known as ‘churching the cow’. It was carried out…

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A Fairy Fort: Folklore from Co. Sligo

This Irish folklore account relates to a ringfort in Co. Sligo and is based on information supplied by Mary Brennan…

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Lucky and Unlucky Signs: Folklore from Co. Kerry

This blog post details some of the signs/portents which were deemed lucky or unlucky in early 20th century Ireland. It…

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Children’s Games: Folklore from Co. Kerry

This blog post details some of the games played by Irish children in the earlier part of the 20th century….

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The folklore of shoes: An account from Co. Galway

This blog post details some of the folklore and history surrounding shoes in early 20th century Ireland. It is based…

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Supernatural activity in Camblin, New Ross. Folklore from Co Wexford

This Irish folklore account details supernatural activity in a Co. Wexford cottage and is based on information supplied by Richard…