23 – Spirit of Place

Kitty has a bee in her bonnet!

The time has come to clear the air and take a look at one of the foundations of believing and understanding Faerie Folklore: Spirit of Place.

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Traditional Irish and Celtic Folklore doesn’t bark or harangue us. It seeps, quietly, into the corners of our mind and memories. It speaks to each of us without prejudice.

In this episode, Kitty ponders the experience of being an Irish, or Celtic, descendant and asks:

Is it wrong, or offensive, for someone outside of Ireland to discuss Irish Folklore?

Why do millions of Americans, Canadians and Australians feel such a powerful connection to the homeland of their Ancestors.

What is Spirit of Place anyway, and what’s it got to do with Ancestral Memory?

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As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to feel passionately about the homeland of your Ancestors and encourages everyone to relax and keep an open mind.

Read stories of encounters with the Good People, and share your own story of an encounter or perhaps one handed down through your family.  You can contact Kitty at

Email: glassonionstories@gmail.com 

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Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
‘Caledonia’ song written and performed by Dougie Maclean. From the album ‘Craigie Dhu’, 1983.
Frank Delaney quotes read by Mark.
Excerpt from ‘Four Green Fields’ written by Tommy Makem. Read by Mark.
Excerpt from ‘Caledonia’ written by Dougie Maclean. Read by Simone.
Additional Music: ‘Caoineadh Cu Chulainn’ performed by Davy Spillane.
‘Banish Misfortune’ by Brigan.

One Reply to “23 – Spirit of Place”

  1. My maiden name is Connolly from my father. My ancestor was a convict sent to Australia. I have visited Ireland and felt an amazing connection to the land, trad music and folk lore. I grew up on an island in the South Pacific, a Bounty descendant from my mother. I always loved misty days when few others did. My daughter had 6 months in Donegal on student exchange & we spent a month there when she was done. I get where the love of most comes from. Love Ireland ❤️

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