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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fairy Lore in Inishowen, Co. Donegal

In Inishowen, Co. Donegal there are numerous stories associated with the mischievous mythical race of fairies, artistically re imagined above,  with Ringforts, hawthorn bushes and certain trees found in the countryside. Fairies are described in Irish folklore as underground hosts of the Tuatha De Danann, another powerful mythical race. A Ringfort, pictured below, is an archaeological […]


Halloween Traditions In Ireland

From Samhain to Halloween The Celts were an ancient influential society made up of loosely connected tribes that shared similar cultural beliefs and artistic styles. Amongst the traditions incorporated in Ireland, was the importance of the changing seasons and a fear, but respect for the dead. The Celts divided the year into two halves; the […]


Connecting With The Past At Doagh Famine Village, Inishowen

Doagh Famine Village is an open air Museum located on the beautiful Isle of Doagh, situated to the North of the Inishowen Peninsula. On approach to the Isle of Doagh you will encounter breathtaking scenery from Pollan Bay to Trawbreaga Bay, see below. This region has a long and ancient history which is beautifully brought […]


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