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Turnip carving? It must be Halloween

I’ve written before about Halloween, citing a spine-tingling poem and stories of children stolen by the good people. I loved this time as a child, that feeling of uncertainty, that strange things could happen on this one night when the … Continue reading

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Halloween – Samhain

Here’s something to frighten the life out of you – a lantern for Halloween in the traditional fashion, hollowed out of a turnip. On display in the Museum of Country Life, Turlough House, Mayo. The door’s on the latch The … Continue reading

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