Samhain The Original Halloween

The ancient Irish divided their year into four seasons punctuated by the festivals of Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, according to the equinoxes and solstices. Samhain lies between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It was believed that at Samhain, the veil between the mortal world and the Otherworld was very thin, and that the spirits of the ancestors could cross over and walk amongst the living again.

Friday FREAKY Flash with Éilis Niamh, Helen Jones and Geoff le Pard

I set you a monstrous challenge for last week’s Friday Freaky Flash, and some of you almost snapped my hand off as you reached for the gauntlet; Demons. Witches. Vampires. Werewolves. Tell me your most monstrous story. But… Read More

Samhain | Ancient Irish Celebration of New Year

I‘ve never really liked Halloween. I never understood why people got excited about  dressing up, or visiting the homes of strangers and demanding ‘Trick or Treat’. I never enjoyed the gaudy decorations, or the references to vampires, witches,… Read More

Moving On | A Poem

Let me tell you of her, Forsake small understanding; She is the sun after the rain is gone, the smile after tears have fallen, food for my soul. Do you see that now? * It’s bright, this world… Read More