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An A-Z guide to Irish mythological creatures

Ireland is laden with tall tales, ancient myths, and spell-binding folklore. It is a land of magic and enchantment,...

Who was Molly Malone? What we know from Irish folklore and songs

Molly Malone is the subject of a popular Irish folksong and a famous statue in Dublin. But who was Molly Malone? Was...

The luck of the Irish: the real meaning and origin

"The luck of the Irish" is a common phrase passed across lands and oceans to become what is known today as a...

The 14 most haunted places in Ireland

Looking for a spine-tingling experience? These are widely regarded as the most haunted places in Ireland.

5 stunning statues in Ireland inspired by Irish folklore

From cursed siblings to lost lovers, here are our five favourite statues in Ireland depicting figures from Irish folklore.

The Celtic symbol for strength: everything you need to know

Celtic culture is synonymous with the island of Ireland. Deeply woven into the tapestry of Irish culture, Celtic symbols tell much about...

5 places where you’re most likely to spot fairies in Ireland

Fairies are an intrinsic part of Irish folklore and mythology. In Irish tradition, tall tales are as essential to...

10 things you never knew about leprechauns

Leprechauns have pretty much become the unofficial ambassadors of Ireland. But where do they actually come from? Do they...

5 things that prove The Luck Of The Irish is real

Ireland is associated with Leprechauns and Fairies and lots of magical and mystical things but is the luck of the Irish really...

The legend of Hy Brasil: a mythical island off the coast of Ireland

Hy Brasil is a mythical island that is said to exist off the West coast of the...

A Look Inside Ireland’s Most Haunted House, Leap Castle

Leap Castle is located in County Offaly. Proudly listed as “the world’s most haunted” house on its...

Why are there no snakes in Ireland? The legend and the science

It's almost that time of the year again when Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, is celebrated across the world. But did you...

A fascinating look at the ancient Irish calendar: festivals, traditions, and more

Did you know that the Irish used to have their very own calendar? Get festive - Celtic style - and try out...

Top 5 Irish fairy tales and folktales to feed your imagination

Ireland is full of fantastical fairy tales and folklore that have been passed down through generations. Here is a list of our...

Irish mythology 101: a fascinating overview

The Irish are known as world-famous storytellers—it's in our blood. Here's a taste of ancient Irish mythology and a glance at our...
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