About This Show
Welcome to the Strange Ireland Podcast! Sit down and have a glass while we regale you with tales of mystery and history. Forgotten explorers, ghost-hunters, Gothic writers, lost cities - all things Irish and strange are liable to turn up in our stories. There are things in Irish history that are best left forgotten - and we're about to uncover them all.
Most Recent Episode
Lord Dufferin's Ghost: A Victorian Urban Legend?
6 days ago
Ulsterman and Victorian celebrity Lord Dufferin held the highest posts in the British Empire during its heyday, but he was most famous for a classic ghost story he told about a strange happening at Tullamore. Enjoy brandy and cigars with us as we tell the tale, then dive down the rabbithole with us as we try to find the source of the story in an adventure that involves Charles Dickens, the madness-inducing King In Yellow, and of course, various 19th century mystics and occultists (but you knew that already, right?). Sources: Ghosts & Haunted Houses, Maple & Myring, Usborne, 1979 Tychy.wordpress.com: Premonitory Tales Death And Its Mystery, Camille Flammarion, 1921 The Lost Imperialist, Andrew Gailey, John Murray, 2015 The King in Yellow, Robert W. Chambers, 1895 Legitimacy of Unbelief: The Collected Papers of Piet Hein Hoebens, 2017 Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, Andreas Bernard, NYU Press, 2014 Music & Sound: Moonlight Sonata, Audio Library No Copyright Music Deep Horrors, Kevin McLeod Crowd Talking, Free Sound Effects
Episodes of This Show
Dec 22 2017
Dec 16 2017