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Lady Christmas on the Moor

You have heard of Father Christmas, even Mrs Christmas his alleged wife… but you will not have heard of Lady Christmas… for …

Lovers of Loftus Hall

She was a fine maiden of thirty years At the table playing cards He, the dark stranger who had come A gentleman …

The Web of Linen

Based on a folk take of the Carty (as Carthy should be spelled!!!) family, told to the Irish Folklore Commission, Eileen’s great …

The Old Bond Store Ghost

 ghost tale from Tullamore retold in verse, first told by Walter Burke, former leasee of the bar in the Tullamore Dew Heritage …

Babser

My family came to Banagher in 1977 from Ballinalee in North Longford (via Clones, Athlone, Daingean and Moate!) and I grew up …

Tyler from Beyond the Grave

Sometimes, within the dead of night, the lodge held in the grip of the dark, When no master sits on the Dias …

The Headless Horseman Rides At Night

The headless horseman rides at night The story the locals tell From Charleville walls is seen the sight Of the spectre from …

Old Clonbroney

This is a ghost story told to me by my mother, from her grandparents, either Kiernans Mill or Treacys. The roadway mentioned …

Dead Souls And Black Dogs

The little old lady had lived for long, She was great of age And the time was coming along For her to …

Sitting There Saying Nothing

She sits there saying nothing A wee woman and her wains We know not who she is That sits there with her …

The Hounds of Hells Lake

Barking from its rocky shore At sailors passing by Sometimes at the death of day Sometimes under a noontime sky The black …

A Dream Shared Unknowingly

Picture: Athlone refugee centre, scene of some of the fighting in the Sieges of Athlone in the Wiliamite Wars 1689-1692 A dream …

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