The best scary Irish Halloween stories from the country’s favorite storyteller, Eddie Lenihan. 

Looking for something spooky but very Irish to get you in the mood for fright night this All Hallow’s Eve? This fantastic new podcast with Ireland’s favorite storyteller Eddie Lenihan is jampacked with wonderful, ancient Irish tales and folklore about Halloween. 

We all know that the Irish invented Halloween through Oíche Shamhna so it’s no surprise that we have some pretty great, but scary, Irish Halloween stories. 

Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well-known storyteller, more commonly known in the Irish language as a seanchaí, who has been telling tales now for 35 years.  As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural, fairies and mythological heroes.  

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To share this tremendous wealth of Irish folklore, Lenihan is now taking part in a new podcast called “Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan” which just launched its first episode focused on Irish traditions and horror stories around Halloween. 

You can listen to the amazing first episode here:

You can follow the podcast here, or find more information on Eddie Lenihan on his website or Facebook page.

Do you have a scary Irish Halloween story for us? Tell us all in the comments section, below. 

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