The setting, Transylvania. The writing style, High Victorian. The story’s appeal, universal. But the author of one of fiction’s most famous and imitated works is Irish. Carstens Smith brings us the story of Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. ℘℘℘ Bram Stoker, whose name is less well known than that of his creation, Dracula, wasRead more..
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The humble origins in a small Derry pub of what became Ireland’s largest Halloween festival. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad na Samhna, or “The Spirit of Samhain,” and also traces the beginnings of Ireland’sRead more..
With Halloween upon us, many are still scrambling to buy last minute costumes. Before you spend a dismembered arm and a pirate’s peg leg on a pre-packaged idea that’s probably been done a hundred times before, check out some of Ireland’s most fearsome creatures for inspiration. After all, Halloween’s roots can be found in ancientRead more..