True Irish Ghost Stories by John D. Seymour and Harry L. Neligan

Haunted Houses, Banshees, Poltergeists, and Other Supernatural Phenomena.


Poltergeists and banshees, spirit-filled houses, and deathbed scenes pervaded by specters fill this enchanting treasury of tales based on supernatural phenomenon. Compiled from Ireland’s abundant reserve of ghost stories, this richly varied collection of legendary and ancestral phantoms, uncanny forewarnings of death, and a host of other unearthly experiences relies on the memories of ordinary Irish folk scattered throughout the isle.

The collection of entertaining tales was the offspring of a newspaper article in which authors St. John D. Seymour, a Church of England priest, and his colleague, Harry L. Neligan, asked contributors to send in their favorite ghost stories, which many happily did. Classified by geographical area, the simple yet compelling narratives—at once disarming, convincing, and illuminating—provide amazing descriptions of paranormal experiences. An entertaining, authentic glimpse of late nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Ireland and the superstitious natures of its people, True Irish Ghost Stories is a delightful treasury of other-worldly happenings—to be shared by devotees of Irish lore, mystery lovers, and connoisseurs of the paranormal.

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