Category Archives: Halloween

Vamp Wire

Ok so the Bram Stoker Festival did not work out as I had expected this year, but thats just the way life works out sometimes. After dropping the car off at Red Cow, Park & Ride. I hopped the Luas … Continue reading

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The Werewolves of Ossory 

And now just in time for Halloween, allow me to share with you a Werewolf Legend from Ireland.  There are numerous stories of werewolves in Ireland throughout the centuries but, today I will share with you just one. Nobody really … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle has a long history which spans back to 1181AD when a Norman Knight Walter De Riddlesford was said to have built a motte & bailey castle here. Just for continuity Kilkea Castle came into the hands of the … Continue reading

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Ruin hunter to Vampire hunter

Perhaps after last years narrow escape from the clutches of the Vampire, some might think me a bit simple. But yes I am returning to Dublin to experience what this years Bram Stoker Festival has to offer.The festival runs from … Continue reading

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In search of the Werewolf.

The mere mention of the Werewolf for many people will conjure up images of a cursed soul whom is destined to turn into a monster under the full moon and hunt for human flesh to satisfy its uncontrollable hunger.  Much … Continue reading

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The Final Curtain – Dracula’s Fire Garden

I want you to believe … to believe in things that you cannot …” – Bram Stoker, Dracula And so sadly we come to the final article on last years Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin exclusively for the thefairytaletraveler.com. Its been … Continue reading

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The Vampire Hunt

As part of the lead-up to Samhain this year and my second time to explore Gothic Dublin and the Bram Stoker Festival, I thought I might post a number of articles I did for thefairytaletraveler.com last year. So to kick things off, … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker

So to kick things off on the run up to Halloween, I thought were better to start with, than the master of gothic Horror and creator of the infamous Dracula, Bram Stoker. Although Bram did not live long enough to … Continue reading

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Here it comes….. Samhain 2014

So it’s that time of the year again, and the Countdown to Samhain begins, right here. To celebrate my favourite time of the year, I am planning a number of posts with a Halloween theme. Halloween is a relatively new … Continue reading

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Tobar Tlachtga (the Druid’s Well)

Here is a rather sad site that I have been sitting on for some time now. I had hoped to go back for a return visit and see if there had been any change bit the opportunity never came about. … Continue reading

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