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I Just Published a New Book About Samhain. Want a Free Copy?
Book 2 of the Celtic Pocket Guides series is here! Grab your copy of Samhain in Your Pocket: A Tiny Little Book About the Celtic Origins of Halloween
I Just Published a New Book About Irish Mythology. Want a Free Copy?
Introducing Book One of the Celtic Pocket Guides Series, Irish Myths in Your Pocket: A Tiny Little Book About Irish Legends, Folklore, & Fairytales for Impressing Friends & Family on St. Patrick’s Day and Other Special Occasions
Who Is the Greatest Hero in Irish Mythology? Cú Chulainn vs. Fionn mac Cumhaill
In this corner, the Hound of Ulster himself, the Irish Achilles, Cú Chulainn. And in this corner, the leader of the Fianna, hero of the Fenian Cycle, Fionn mac Cumhaill. Let’s get ready to rumble!
Dracula’s Irish Origins: Was Bram Stoker’s Vampire Actually Inspired by the Celtic Chieftain Abhartach?
We all know that Dracula was based on Vlad the Impaler, right? Turns out there’s a lot more to the story
Did the Dullahan, the Irish Headless Horseman, Really Inspire ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’?
An in-depth history of the Dullahan and how he may (or may not) have influenced Washington Irving’s headless horseman
The Jaw-Dropping History of the Jack-O’-Lantern: A Tale of Turnips, Samhain, and Severed Heads
Where do jack-o’-lanterns come from? Learn about their Irish origins in this deep dive
WolfWalkers and Irish Mythology: The Lycanthropic Lore Behind the Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature
Werewolves are a staple of Irish folklore. Learn how a Kilkenny-based cartoon studio brought them to life in the gorgeous film WolfWalkers.
Brendan’s Final Voyage (A Short Story)
A short story based on the Irish legend of St. Brendan the Navigator, who (possibly) reached the Americas in the sixth century
The 12 Best Collections of Irish Folklore and Fairytales
The gods and heroes of Irish mythology live on as fairies, giants, and other supernatural beings in these Irish folktales and fairytales