61 – Faerie Trees in Donegal

This week, Kitty whisks you away from everyday life to the rugged, windswept and spectacularly wild, north west of Ireland, and the County of Donegal.

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by Alan Lee

Over the ages, many of the Good People have retreated into unruly, largely uninhabited places.

The sort of places which offer Faerie sanctuary within the natural landscape from Humans and their relentless intrusion.

Places just like Donegal.

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Slieve League, County Donegal. From ireland.com

On this week’s episode, Kitty takes a sneaky peek at the Good People who dwell in Donegal and in particular, at their bond with trees.

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by AW Crawford

We ponder why…

some Faerie physically harm a person meddling or destroying a tree,

while another Faerie will give the person a fair warning not to harm a tree,

and others still, reward a Human for not harming a tree!

One thing we know for certain: The Good Folk are curious and complicated. Get to know them with Kitty!


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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie
Read by Jalnor and Cwduddy.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Ethereal Dream’ by Dox.
‘Ghost’ by Royalty Free Music.
‘Mystery’ by Audio Library.
‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘Danse Morialta’, ‘An Unsettling Theme’, ‘Side Path’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.

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