Tag Archives: Haunted


By the time you are reading this, children all over the country will be up and getting ready for Halloween, be it Dressing up, Trick or Treating or a visit to the Bonfire, Samhain is well and truly underway. So … Continue reading

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Friday FREAKY Flash with Ed Mooney, Geoff le Pard and Jane Dougherty

Well I have finally bitten the bullet in an attempt to get some badly needed writting experience for a book that so many people has graciously being encouraging me to write. And there was no better platform to get stated … Continue reading

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Women of the Sidhe – Banshee

In ancient times a race of people arrived on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean which later became known as Ireland. These were the Tuatha Dé Danann or the children of the Goddess Danu. They were a magical people … Continue reading

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Origins of the Headless Horseman

  We all know about the headless horseman, a particular scary character brought to life in Washington Irvine’s classic ‘’The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’’. But how many of you know that this fictional character is based on an actual legend … Continue reading

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Spooktacular 2015

Today is the first day of October, which marks the countdown to my absolute favourite time of the year, Samhain/Halloween. For the last couple of years, my Ruinhunting activities tend to die off during the month, mainly due to poor … Continue reading

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