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Irish Folk Creatures

Irish Folk Creatures




In Ireland, the imagination is fertile, and the tales and legends countless! This is why for every Irish story, you will come across fantastic creatures, capable of the greatest feats as well as the worst mischief!

Discover the creatures of Irish tales and legends

Multi-faceted characters

Sometimes enchanting, sometimes frightening, they alone give all the flavour of Irish legends! Fascinating, they all have their own power, blessings and curses.

From the mischievous Leprechaun clinging to his cauldron of gold, to the terrible Banshee, to the strange and frightening Jack O’Lantern… You won’t be bored by so many subtleties!

For the Irish is a learned storyteller and a fine philosopher! Each legend has its message, its moral! It’s this way to discover them!

Irish Folk Creatures: good to know




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The leprechaun is a character born of Irish legends and is one of the icons of Irish folklore, mainly found on the occasion of...[...]

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Jack O’Lantern (also known as Stingy Jack, or Jack the Smith), is a character from Irish fairy tales. The story goes that he would...[...]

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The Banshee is a being from the legends of Irish mythology. More generally, one finds writings of it in Ireland, Scotland, as well as...[...]

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The Merrow is one of those mystical creatures that can be found in many Irish and Scottish legends. This Gaelic creature is a kind...[...]

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The Dullahan is a creature belonging to Irish folklore. It is a mischievous fairy, who, like a reaper, sounds the death of humans by...[...]

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The Changeling is in Irish legends, a lure set up by fairies to replace a newborn baby that they have just removed by malice....[...]






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