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Bram Stoker’s mother was haunted by what she saw after her family escaped cholera, and there is a strong belief that the stories she told echo through her son’s famous novel.
Have an Irish ghost adventure exploring the Irish demons, monsters, and ghosts from ancient Celtic mythology.
You need a proper meal before diving into all that candy - try out these traditional Irish recipes for colcannon and barmbrack this Halloween!
You can find a haunted pub to visit in almost every county in Ireland, but here is a rundown of the spookiest haunted Irish pubs just in time for Halloween.
A battalion of around 265 Irish service members in the US Army once defected to the Mexican Army when the two countries went to war over Texas
"Mists of Time" is a portrait of the mythology surrounding Ireland’s megalithic tombs, and their interplay with the pagan festival of Samhain.
Irish MPs vociferously opposed the Drunkenness (Ireland) Bill of 1905.
All Hallows Eve actually began as a harvest festival, the Celtic Feast of the Dead, several millennia ago in Ireland. Here are some Halloween recipes to help you celebrate.
Parish records considered the most important source of information on Irish family history before the 1901 Census.
Most tourists, both Irish and international, will be unfamiliar with Rathcroghan in County Roscommon, but it used to be Ireland's ancient royal capital.
Michael Fitzgerald was the first IRA soldier to die on hunger strike during the War of Independence.
Celebrating ten years, the 1641 Depositions Project, provides a unique window into everyday life in 17th-century Ireland.
Have popular Irish baby names changed over the years?
A new investigation is underway in West Cork to prove President John F Kennedy was related to Irish leader Michael Collins.
Now you can chat about skeletons, werewolves, ghosts and banshees in the Irish native tongue.
Nancy Stewart has lived through the Spanish Flu pandemic and both World Wars.
Sent to Australia for stealing shoes, Alexander Pearce would later be hanged as a murderer and cannibal.
Public executions are a thing of the past in Ireland, but here are some famous spots where they previously took place.
Prince William says he was inspired by JFK's ambition to land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s.
Irish funerals are deep-rooted in traditions that can be traced back to the 12th century.
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
Michael O'Leary and Michael Collins both went on to be revered as heroes in Ireland.
Living in a landscape of light and darkness, it was easy for us to believe the living could encounter the dead on certain nights.
A look at former First Lady Michelle Obama and whether or not she has Irish roots.
The story of my paternal grandparents. A tale of the American dream, which came to a sad bad end.
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