Tag: Fairies

Evil fairies bewitch ploughman on Bennachie

Guest writer 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 Welsh Folklore

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

Ireland’s Top 5 Strangest Murders

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

The art of co-operating with fairies

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

What is a Selkie or Seal Bride?

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

Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies

The Cottingley Fairies is a fascinating case, says NIA JONES

The Ying and Yang of Scottish Fairy Queens

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

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

MJ STEEL COLLINS notes the supernatural qualities of Scotland's bagpipes and the spirits who play them...
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6 Strangest Beings from Scottish Highland Folklore

MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals creatures that might be encountered in a good Highland folktale

5 Haunted Places to Visit on Isle of Skye

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

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

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

Leprechauns: Everything you need to know

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

Fairy Shock Troop of Ireland

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN 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

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

Ireland’s Fairy Forts and the Curse of Tara

AMY VAN CASTEELE looks at how the legends of the Sidhe, the mystical people of fairy mounds, still grip Ireland
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Y Tylwyth Teg: Do You Believe in Welsh Faeries?

Tylwyth Teg are Welsh fairies. NIA JONES takes a look at the compelling folklore surrounding the fair folk
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Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

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

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