Haunted Ireland: A Land of Ghosts and Banshees

The Irish imagination has long held a deep fascination with macabre stories of ghosts, changelings and other supernatural manifestations. It is a legacy that can be traced back to the mythology and folklore of pagan times, and in some cases — such as the legends of the Banshee and the Dullahan — have been maintained in wives’ tales and superstitions right through to the present day.

Join Elizabeth as she will describe the evolution of Irish horror from folklore traditions, continuing on to the rise of vampire fiction in the nineteenth century, and finishing with more recent stories of fairies, ghosts and hauntings. She will tell you some of the spine-chilling tales and about the places where things go bump in the night!