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Accidental Hanky Panky in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland August 31, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
Accidental Hanky Panky in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland

This was a cute little story that turns up in a late nineteenth-century folklore collection from Ireland. A visitor is out and about looking for the ‘bed’ of ‘Dermot and Grania’, the mossy bower where a mythical couple from Irish legend escape to love and live away from society. Dermot for those who have never […]

Irish Werewolf Cub-Scouts from Hell? January 26, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
Irish Werewolf Cub-Scouts from Hell?

Irish werewolf cub-scouts from hell… Sounds like a bad slasher film doesn’t it? But actually Beachcombing is about to introduce a genuine all singing, all dancing early medieval Irish institution. His first reading is from the  Annals of Ulster for AD 847 ‘the sack of the island of Loch Muinremair by Mael Sechnaill [Irish High King] […]