From Apple Bobbing to Trick-or-Treating: The Celtic History Behind Our Favorite Halloween Traditions

The history of Halloween is steeped in Celtic culture. Uncover the Celtic origins of 6 Halloween customs.

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

Was ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Really Inspired by the Dullahan, the Headless Horseman of Irish Mythology?

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.