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Halloween

Halloween Fireworks | Oíche Shamhna 2016

The yearly Halloween festival,carnival and parade took place in Derry City this weekend. Anyone visiting Inishowen, around this time of year, can enjoy the largest ‘Halloween Festival’ in Europe and the ‘Best Halloween Destination’ in the world (USA Today). For 2016, the theme was ‘Out of This World’ and the ‘City of Bones Halloween Carnival’ […]


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 […]


Events in Inishowen

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