Tag: Fairies

Evil fairies bewitch ploughman on Bennachie

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DUNCAN HARLEY tells of a a fairy dance and a snoring giant on the hill of Bennachie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Old Prophet Edmund Jones, The Fairy Minister of Wales who saved...

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Edmund Jones aka The Old Prophet Jones, a crucial collector of Welsh folklore

Ireland’s 5 Strangest Murders

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ANN MASSEY takes a look at some of the more unusual murders on the Emerald Isle

The art of co-operating with fairies

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AMY VAN CASTEELE says fairies can be helpful or problematic depending on how you deal with them...

What is a Selkie or Seal Bride?

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AMY VAN DE CASTEELE reveals that not all Scottish fairiers are landlubbers...

Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies

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The Cottingley Fairies is a fascinating case, says NIA JONES

The Ying and Yang of Scottish Fairy Queens

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AMY VAN DE CASTEELE reveals how stories of fairies differ greatly in different parts of Scotland

The Dark Side of Magic: Witches and the Sidhe

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AMY VAN DE CASTEELE takes a look back at the time when witches and fairies were anything but the fodder of children's stories

Beware Scotland’s Ghostly Pipers and the Supernatural

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Ghostly Piper
MJ STEEL COLLINS notes the supernatural qualities of Scotland's bagpipes and the ghostly pipers who play them...

6 Strangest Beings from Scottish Highland Folklore

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Scottish Highland Folklore
MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals strange creatures encountered in Scottish Highland Folklore

Isle of Skye: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Get on your boat and head to the Isle of Skye to discover these five haunted places described by MJ STEEL COLLINS

Meet Bwbachod, the Welsh goblin

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Bwbachod
Bwbachod is known to enjoy a drink, says L.H. Davis, in this guide to the Welsh goblins

Dunvegan Castle, a Spooky Place to Visit

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Dunvegan Castle
MJ STEEL COLLINS profiles the fairies of Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye

Leprechauns: Everything you need to know

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

Slua Sidhe, the Fairy Shock Troop of Ireland

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ANN MASSEY tells us why you should always have a piece of iron in your pocket should you cross the Slua Sidhe in Ireland.

My Fairy Pilgrimage

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

Ireland’s Fairy Forts and the Curse of Tara

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AMY VAN CASTEELE looks at how the legends of the Sidhe, the mystical people of fairy mounds, still grip Ireland

Y Tylwyth Teg: Do You Believe in Welsh Faeries?

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Tylwyth Teg
Tylwyth Teg are Welsh fairies. NIA JONES takes a look at the compelling folklore surrounding the fair folk

Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

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Welsh Changeling
ANN MASSEY gives us some tips on protecting our infants from being swapped for Changelings!

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