Irish Times: Ireland’s darkest, oddest and weirdest secrets uncovered

This is from last month but I missed it and I must include it here because it’s AMAZING. From the Irish Times: Ireland’s darkest, oddest and weirdest secrets uncovered. “A worldwide crowdsourcing movement is currently unearthing Ireland’s deepest fairy secrets and darkest myths. A voluntary collective online is working its way through transcribing 700,000 pages of folklore that were collected throughout Ireland between 1937 and 1939. This mass of previously inaccessible material was gathered by more than 100,000 children who were sent to seek out the oldest person in their community just before second World War to root out the darkest, oddest and weirdest traditional beliefs, secrets and customs, which were then logged into 1,128 volumes, titled the Schools’ Manuscripts Collection.”

One thought on “Irish Times: Ireland’s darkest, oddest and weirdest secrets uncovered

  1. I laughed on reading the article. My mother’s father, William Doyle, came from Tullow in County Carlow. The family had a small plot of land and 12 children. My grandfather came to London, married and had a family. My mother told me stories that she had heard from him. One was about a ghost sitting on the cemetery gates.

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