40 – Halloween Night


Join Kitty for a traditional Halloween Night of days past.

A night filled of ghosts and Faeries, music, games, poems, scary tales and flying cabbages awaits you.

So fill your glass and sit back beside the crackling fire. Smoke from burning pipes is whirling about the ceiling, children titter, old folk tut. Food and drink abound as the darkness of Halloween closes in.

We are warm, comfy and among good company and yet… the night is full of dangers and devils.


Will the children find courage to go treat or treating at their scary neighbours cottage?

What happened to the young men who sought out the Good People under the Hawthorn Tree?

Who were those mysterious cats who entered the cottage and stared, silently bemused, at the people and their strange customs. And why did they disappear at the mention of the Puca?


And… we know that ghosts of those departed are free to visit loved ones on Halloween night, but have you ever wondered what happens to the ghost of someone who has their body stolen and divvied up by bodysnatchers?

Find out, and join in all the fun of this extraordinary Halloween Night with Kitty.


Join in our Halloween Giveaway.stevelally

Would you like to win the book ‘Irish Gothic Fairy Stories: From the 32 Counties of Ireland’ by Steve Lally and Paula Flynn Lally?

This is a terrific book full of true tales, poems and wonderful insights into the nature of the Good People.

It’s a great read, I’m sure you will enjoy it. That’s why I chose it!

How to enter?

Simply tell friends or like-minded folk about ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on Facebook, Instagram or even email.

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Help us spread the word, and get more folk chatting about The Good People.

Drop me a quick message on Facebook, Instagram or email to let me know you have shared ‘Encounters with the Good People’ and your name goes in the draw to win this fabulous book.

Couldn’t be easier!

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Traditional Tales from duchas.ie As read by Greyolltwit and Kitty.

‘Haunted House’ by Jack Prelutsky. Read by Emkay.

‘The Little Ghost’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read by TheCherryPie

‘Mary’s Ghost – A Pathetic Ballad’ By Thomas Hood. Read by Zornaph

‘Halloween’ by Joel Benton. 1896. Read by Librivox.

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

Additional Music: ‘Children of the Night’ by Myuu.

‘Cold Shivers’ by Myuu.

‘Wasted Wonderland’ by Myuu.

‘Moonlight Hall’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Maiden’s Lullaby’ by Adrian Von Ziegler.

38 – Faeries and Spirits and Ghosts, Oh My!

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Bin your plastic masks and candy cauldrons, it’s time to talk about the real Halloween.

You can be sure: Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is far more frightening than any costume or horror film.

All Hallow’s Eve falls on the Autumn Equinox.halloween ghost

It is long believed that this pause causes a brief suspension in the natural world.

For one night, our world and the otherworld slips, allowing Faeries, Spirits and Ghosts to pass between with ease.


That’s right.

On the night of Halloween, Faeries, Spirits and Ghosts enjoy absolute freedom.

They can go anywhere, and do most anything they please.

Some Spirits may wish for nothing but to visit loved ones, enjoy a little music and hospitality… lovely.

Others though, have been waiting, biding their otherworldly time to pay a visit to someone who have offended or wronged them in their life and unleash a little payback.

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This is when things get scary.

And the Faerie?

Well as we know, they are unpredictable and can be deathly dangerous.

On this night… when the dead and the living mingle, anything can happen and canny folk will take precautions to protect themselves.

Kitty looks at what can happen on Halloween and shares loads of customs and tips to help you navigate your way through this spooky night to see another dawn.

Do you have a tale of an encounter with Faeries, Spirits or Ghosts?


You can contact Kitty at:




or email at: glassonionstories@gmail.com


Edited by: Magic Dan.
‘Spirits of the Dead’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by James.
‘Hallow-E’en, 1914’ by Winifred M. Letts. Read by Emkay.
Excerpt from ‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by WJ Evans-Wentz. Read by James.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Hammer Horror’ by Kate Bush. From the album ‘Lionheart’, 1978.
‘Dance Macabre’ written by Saint-Saens. Performed by Kevin Macleod.
‘Haunted House’ by Myuu.
‘The End is Always Near’ by Myuu.
‘Touch’ by Mattia Cupelli.
‘Forest at Night’ by Royalty free sounds.