Archive for the Halloween Category

Is Samhain the origin of Halloween?

Eoin Meegan Halloween is going to look very different this year in the teeth of a pandemic and with all the usual activities either cancelled or put online. So maybe it’s a good time to take a look at the […]

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A sinister side of science: Dublin’s grave robbers

Geneva Pattison Grisly stories of grave robbing have been shared and passed down for eons. These cautionary tales struck fear into the hearts of all who listened, through talk of curses, undead monsters and hauntings associated with the act of […]

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A modern séance and a Dublin medium from history

BY Dermot Carmody It’s the time of year when we celebrate the supernatural and listen closely for messages from the dead souls who move among us. The ongoing success of The Bram Stoker Festival, which celebrates the Gothic horror of […]

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