Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Ghosts, Witches, and Scary Fairies

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I've been saving a few cool Irish themed videos for today. The first are a look at monsters and death myths in Celtic folklore. I know all of you Halloween people are going to love the intro to this show as much as I do! There's some really cool art in it. If you watch nothing more, watch the intro!

Celtic Monsters - Witches:

Celtic Monsters - Fairies:

These aren't the only Celtic Monsters videos. There's a series of six episodes as far as I know. It was hard to choose which ones to share. They're all so great. Here's the playlist if you'd like to see more:

Celtic Monsters YouTube Playlist

I really like the narration and storytelling in these videos. The storytellers come across as authentic, as if they're telling a story of something that really happened. It's possible some of these stories were passed down through families. It's just an elegantly put together show!

The next videos are from a paranormal investigation show called Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts. This research team is fun to watch and I love the psychic! Wait until you hear the music that plays when she makes an appearance! Talk about an entrance. Here are a few of my favorite episodes:


Cooneen House has that beautiful decay thing going on.

Prehen House:

... and again here's a playlist with a whole bunch of them, in case you'd like to binge-watch this whole show the way I did!

Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts YouTube Playlist

There are a few other paranormal shows on that playlist which also look pretty entertaining!



  1. *starts watching* (sadly the first videos won't work in germany but i have had a link to a youtube unblocker around here somewhere *cantfindatm*

    1. Kakuidori ~ Drat! I just heard from someone in Canada that he couldn't get those first videos to play either. He got that message saying that the video wouldn't play in his country. How annoying! He did manage to find them on a Canadian YouTube channel. I'm not sure how these things work, but maybe you can do something similar? I hope you're able to figure something out, because those episodes are really good! Let me know what you think if you do manage to watch them somehow.

      Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  2. Cool! Thanks for posting the videos! Will be watching later today. :o)
    Love the Toad! He appears to be of the same species as the one I sitting in the kitchen. :o)

    1. Jeanne ~ I hope you enjoy these shows! I ended up watching more of the Celtic Monsters videos again last night because they're so good!

      Oh? Could your toad be an identical twin to mine? It's amazing how often these toads pop up! It seems that a lot of us have them and like to dress them up. Does your toad ever wear any festive outfits or hats?

  3. Replies
    1. Gatekeeper ~ You're welcome. It's fun to share the things I find online. Did you get a chance to watch any of these yet?

  4. They still take that stuff seriously in Ireland too you know. Lots of folks will vouch for the existence of fairies and evil spirits and believe there are places in the woods you shouldn't go if you know what's good for you.

    Happy St Patrick's Day and First Day of Spring yesterday!


    1. Ali ~ Oh yeah! I remember years back hearing about how they were having trouble constructing a road in Ireland because people said it was crossing through fairy territory. What's interesting is how in a lot of these stories the fairies aren't nice, cute little creatures. I think the stories/beliefs are a cool part of Irish culture. If the people telling these stories in the videos come across as genuine, it might be because they believe what they're saying. Although, I think some are just really awesome storytellers.

      Happy St. Patrick's Day and First Day of Spring to you too! Are you getting some spring-like weather where you are?