Tag: Irish Folklore
Written by Megan Crutchely. British folklore has always contained detailed tales of fairies and the otherworld. But how have these beliefs developed and changed, particularly in the Victorian period?
‘Are you a witch or are you a fairy? Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?’ The Consequences of Belief and Superstition
Written by Melissa Kane. The story of the Tipperary Witchcraft case has caused alarm and intrigue for centuries, but why do we find this horrific tale so interesting? And why has it become synonymous with Irish folklore?
Written by Deana Davis. The extent to which written sources can be relied upon has constantly plagued historians in their attempt to recreate and “see” the past. In Ireland’s case, its unique plethora of cycles, or tales, contain pseudo-historical stories that have been fertile ground for such recreation. One such collection of tales, the Ulster […]