Folklore

Discover the old myths and tall tales handed down over the generations from our ancient lands…

Yeth Hounds, Lost Souls of Dartmoor, born of blood and misery

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Yeth Hound
JON KANEKO-JAMES explores the vicious legend of the Yeth Hounds - spirits of unborn babies and the lost

My Fairy Pilgrimage

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When I was a little girl I believed in fairies, says AMY VAN DE CASTEEL

Piseóg – The Curse of the Irish?

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Piseogs
ANN O’REGAN says eggs - piseogs - are at the core of evil Irish folk magick!

Britain’s weirdest May Day rituals

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May Day Rituals
It's May Day so POLLYANNA JONES is going to tell us about some of the UK's more bizarre rites of spring

13 Irish superstitions you need to know!

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irish superstitions
ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells us of 13 Irish superstitions we should be aware of - just in case!

10 Weirdest British Easter traditions you never knew

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some strange and wonderful Easter traditions from Britain

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

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PAUL MOYNIHAN takes a look at the origins of Friday the 13th

Beware Ireland's Death Coach

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PAUL MOYNIHAN profiles the harbinger of Ireland’s haunted highways and byways

7 Reasons to visit mysterious Beaghmore Stone Circles in Northern Ireland

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Beaghmore Stone Circles
Guest writer DARLA MOORE explains why Beaghmore Stone Circles in County Tyrone is an amazing place to visit

How Finn McCool made the Giant’s Causeway

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This Saint Patrick's Day, JANET QUINLIVAN tells the story behind one of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway

Halloween monsters crawl out from real Irish folklore

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ANN MASSEY O’REGAN gets us ready for Halloween with these real life monsters from Ireland's folklore

6 Welsh Places with Gates to Annwn, ‘The Otherworld’

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us where to find gateways to The Welsh Otherworld of Annwn….

Welsh Dragons: Everything you need to know

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Welsh Dragon
RICHARD FREEMAN, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, gives an indepth history and insight into Welsh Dragons

What are Cornish Knockers of Cornwall’s Tin Mines?

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Cornish Knockers are tiny creatures who live deep inside the dark tunnels of Cornwall's tin mines, L.H. DAVIES reports

Black Cats and Superstition: 13 things you didn’t know about

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black cat superstition
ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...

Beltane in Wales: How to Celebrate Welsh May Day

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May Day Rituals
CLAIRE BARRAND explains the superstitions and customs of Beltane in Wales, the Gaelic May Day festival...

9 Weird Welsh Mythical Creatures that will blow your mind!

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These weird Welsh Mythical Creatures will blow your mind, reports NIA JONES!

Pearlin' Jean: A Ghost Story Of Umpteen Variations

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Pearlin Jean, Pearlin' Jean
MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at Pearlin' Jean, Scottish ghost legend, which has many versions, each as scary as the other!

6 Magical Places to Visit from the life of St Patrick

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st patrick's cathedral
SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON celebrates St Patrick's Day by pointing to the places important in the life of Ireland's patron saint

Jim Fitzpatrick on Irish Mythology, Phil Lynott and Che Guevara

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ANN MASSEY speaks to renowned Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick about Irish mythology, Phil Lynott’s love of Irish folklore and dark poets and THAT Che Guevara poster!

Leprechauns: Everything you need to know

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Leprechaun
ANN MASSEY tells us about Ireland’s most recognisable and smallest inhabitant

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind...

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Mirrors can be spooky on Hallloween night
KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with a look at Halloween traditions

England’s 6 most terrifying historic vampire cases

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Croglin Grange Vampire
Real-life vampires and other bloodsucking creatures are found throughout English history, says RICK HALE

Huw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawr, The Mercenary and Sorcerer of North...

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NIA JONES recounts the magnificence of Welsh legend Huw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawrw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawr, The Mercenary and Sorcerer of North Wales

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Shrewsbury: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Shrewsbury is an ancient, medieval town with a spooky, haunted feel. Here are 5 of its most haunted places to visit.