Our ancestors believed that there is only a very thin veil between this world of mortals and the Otherworld. This veil disappears completely twice a year, at ‘Bealtaine’ (May Eve and May Day) and ‘Samhain’ (November 1).  On these pivotal dates the spirits of the Otherworld intermingled with mortals. Supernatural […]

If you missed Part I of Eugene Daly’s fascinating article on Mother Ireland (printed in the May issue). ‘Aisling’ (meaning ‘dream, vision’) is a type of Irish poem written in the 18th and early nineteenth centuries, based upon a forlorn hope that Ireland, having been destroyed in the wars of […]