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Mermaids, Marriage and Mischief

Mermaids are to be found in folklore throughout the world, and have been a source of fascination and inspiration for centuries. In modern times, we mostly have the Disney-fied version of Ariel in the Little Mermaid - a far less brutal (spoiler alert!) retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1836 tale. Irish folklore is no different - as an island nation, our stories are very much inspired by the sea, and we have not one, but two forms of mermaid type creatures.

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Cow Appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day

July 11th marks Cow Appreciation Day - an invention by an American chicken restaurant, designed to lure customers away from delicious beef burgers. But we won’t let a cynical marketing ploy get in the way of acknowledging one of the most important animals in Irish folklore and mythology.

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