2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places

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Leave your wands and magic potions at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be beautiful.

They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking?

Are they impressed by our cyber-modernity or are they quietly simmering with irritation?

In this episode, Kitty brushes away the glitter-dust and bins the stigma to take a fresh, open-minded look at Faerie and asks:wistful (2)

 

What is so special about Ireland that Faerie have made it their home?

Are descendants of Irish emigration more likely to encounter a Faerie?

Are Thin Places for real?

Kitty shares the story of an Ulster teenager who stumbled upon Faerie and lived to tell the tale.

 

 

We celebrate Ireland in song and poem and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:

www.faerieofireland.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:
‘This Land is Your Land’ song by The Waterboys. Fisherman’s Blues – 1988
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ poem by WB Yeats. Read by Michael Gambon.
‘Thousands are Sailing’ song by Phil Chevron (The Pogues) from ‘Bringing it all Back Home’ – 1991.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.

1- The Good People: What are they thinking and Should we fear them?

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Leave your Tinkerbells and Leprechauns at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be treacherous. They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking?

Are they impressed by our touchscreen technology or do they curse our lack of enlightenment?

Should we fear them?

Here at ‘Encounters with the Good People’ we are going to find out.

In this episode Kitty brushes away the glitter-dust and bins the stigma to take a fresh, open-minded look at who the Faerie really are; ponders why our society is choosing to dismiss Faerie Folklore.

We celebrate Faerie in poem and song and Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:

www.faerieofireland.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:
‘The Stolen Child’ poem by WB Yeats. Read by Michele.
‘The Stolen Child’ poem by WB Yeats. Song by The Waterboys. Fisherman’s Blues – 1988.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.

28 – Manx Faerie

Manx Faerie

The Isle of Man, an unassuming little island sitting in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England. A picturesque holiday location full of character and charm.

But, look at little closer and you will find this modest island is anything but ordinary, in fact, it boasts a great many things:
Fascinating history – √
Rich culture – √
Rugged coastlines – √
Medieval castles – √
Abundance of Faerie activity – √

In this episode, Kitty shares the recent, and terrifying, experience of an Englishman John, while hiking in the woodland of the Isle of Man. You can see John’s photos of this strange creature here: https://faerieofireland.com/2019/07/19/faerie-photos-on-the-isle-of-man-john-hall/

We also take a look the most feared of all Good People to dwell on the Isle of Man: the Buggane. Grotesque, destructive, and sometimes headless. This fella is best avoided altogether, but Kitty shares a few tips on what to do if you are unfortunate to cross paths with this Manx beast.

And don’t forget to get your name into the draw to win a brand new and autographed copy of Ronan Coghlan’s book ‘The Fairy Realm’.

Draw closes Friday 9th August 2019.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Contact Kitty at:
glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

and

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Podcast Credits:
‘Manx Fairy Tales’ by Sophia Morrison. 1910.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Cattails’ by Kevin MacLeod
‘Highland Castle’ by Darren Curtis
‘Harp Instrumental’ by Lion Free Music