Why Ireland is the ultimate Halloween destination

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Why Ireland is the ultimate Halloween destination

If there’s one thing the Irish know how to do really, really well, it’s scaring the living bejaysus out of you.

They’re born to it, really. Growing up in the land of ghosts, fairies and banshees, they can’t help but absorb some of that darkness into their bloodstream. Is Ireland not the birthplace of Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker? Did they not gift the world Dracula?

Yes, Ireland is a markedly different place to what it was only a few decades ago, but that darkness doesn’t go away. It lingers. It seeps. And once a year, at Halloween, it comes out to play.

Halloween â€" or Samhain, in its original incarnation â€" is when the barriers are thinnest between this world and the next, and the dead come...

Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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