12 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Warning: this episode is not for the faint of heart
9 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
In this episode, I talk about the legends haunting the abandoned halls of Leamaneh Castle in Co. Clare. Sources: https://www.theirishplace.com/heritage/red-mary-ghost-leamaneh-castle/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leamaneh_Castle#Historyhttp://www.abandonedireland.com/Leamaneh_Castle.htmlhttp://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/people/ruadh.htmhttps://www-jstor-org.ucd.idm.oclc.org/stable/20488773?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=The+Churches+of+County+Clare%2C+and+the+Origin+of+the+Ecclesiastical+Divisions+in+That+County&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DThe%2BChurches%2Bof%2BCounty%2BClare%252C%2Band%2Bthe%2BOrigin%2Bof%2Bthe%2BEcclesiastical%2BDivisions%2Bin%2BThat%2BCounty%26acc%3Don%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff%26group%3Dnone&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_search_solr_cloud%2Fcontrol&refreqid=fastly-default%3Afac75f5f64b689f209efb9b1d1b1a420&seq=42#metadata_info_tab_contents
15 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Mullinahone https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/2770-weird-and-wonderful/682218-ufo-in-mullinahone/. KerryNews coverage https://www.thejournal.ie/moving-so-fast-ufo-sighting-under-investigation-by-irish-airport-authority-4334894-Nov2018/. https://news.sky.com/story/ufo-investigated-in-ireland-after-multiple-aircraft-sightings-11552908 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/ufo-reported-streaking-across-irish-skies-on-friday-morning-1.3694961 https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ireland-ufo-pilots-intl/index.html Dublin Aviation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kIprgAaWbo Irish flights - https://www.thejournal.ie/irish-flights-on-the-increase-1610414-Aug2014/ Fingal Chamber – Aer Lingus transatlantic expansion https://www.fingaldublinchamber.ie/news/details/dublin-airport-welcomes-aer-lingus-transatlantic-route-expansion#:~:text=Dublin%20is%20now%20the%20sixth,of%2064%20transatlantic%20flights%20daily. Air Corps Aircraft - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Irish_Air_Corps Definition of UFO - https://www.britannica.com/topic/unidentified-flying-object UFO sightings in the US - https://www.history.com/topics/paranormal/history-of-ufos Ancient aliens? - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-interests/arts-and-culture/ancient-sites-built-by-aliens/ Professor Ray Murphy - https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0318/1123836-russian-military-aircraft-bombers-ireland/ News article on Russian bombers - https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/russian-bombers-in-irish-airspace-for-second-time-in-days-1.4200213 Tupolev TU-95 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-95 (Tupolev TU-95) Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum: https://migflug.com/jets/mig-29/ The Learjet 45 https://www.military.ie/en/who-we-are/air-corps/the-fleet/learjet-45/ US military planes using Shannon Airport: https://www.thejournal.ie/us-troops-shannon-5151851-Jul2020/
1 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
24 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Changelings: The Violent Death of Bridget Cleary
These aren't the fairies you'd see in a children's book. Social Media: Subreddit: r/CIGSThePodcast Facebook: Chilling Irish Ghost Stories Twitter: @ChillingIrish Sources: "Bridget Cleary Burned to Death" - Five Years in Ireland, 1895-1900 by Michael J. McCarthy, libraryireland.com. "The Story of the Last 'Witch' Burned Alive in Ireland" - Irish Times, 24/11/2016, Dean Ruxton. "Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children", longreads.com, Dr. Richard Sugg. "Changelings", irelandseye.com/paddy3/preview3/htm. "Changelings", emeraldisle.com/changelings. "Changeling", Mythical Monsters Podcast. "Postpartum Psychosis", https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-partum-psychosis/ "Changelings", fairyroom.com. "Mental Health Matters: Myths and Autism Spectrum Disorder", theoccidentalnews.com, Jonathon Novick. "Capgras' Syndrome", healthline.com. "Fairy Fort", wikipedia.org. "Fairy forts: Why These 'Sacred Places' Deserve Our Respect", irishtimes.com, Manchán Magan. Soundtrack: "Giant Wyrm", "Shadowlands 3: Machine", incompetech.com, Kevin MacLeod.
9 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
The Ballygally Tragedy
Description:What's more tragic than a woman falling out of a tower and dying? A woman falling out of a tower while carrying her baby.Social Media:Official subreddit up and running! Check it out at reddit.com/r/CIGSThePodcastTwitter: @ChillingIrishFacebook: Chilling Irish Ghost StoriesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org (my name is Aoife)Soundtrack: "Shadowlands 3: Machine" - Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com"Gathering Darkness" - Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.comThank you very much, Kevin - you are extremely talented!CC license (3.0: By Attribution): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/legalcodeSources:Official Hotel Webpage: https://www.hastingshotels.com/ballygally-castle/Discover Northern Ireland: https://discovernorthernireland.com/accommodation/ballygally-castle-hotel-p679011Jeff Belanger: https://books.google.ie/books?id=kt3C3YT-MbUC&pg=PA16&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=falseD. D. A. Simpson, M. G. Conway, and D. G. Moore - Ballygally Neolithic Settlement: https://www-jstor-org.ucd.idm.oclc.org/stable/20568146?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=ballygalley+neolithic+site&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dballygalley%2Bneolithic%2Bsite&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_SYC-5187%2Fcontrol&refreqid=fastly-default%3A93f531b034ab3cf8d086c27844b9bee8&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contentsLarne Times: https://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/ghostly-isabella-will-chill-out-guestsat-ballygally-castle-2726958A Hotel Leaflet Kindly Sent to Me by Hastings Hotels: https://www.hastingshotels.com/ballygally-castle/upload/docs/heritage-leaflet_ballygally-web.pdfWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballygally_Castle and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballygally
9 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Episode 8 The Shelbourne Hotel
Not every haunting has a clear cause. Join me and walk through the halls of one of Dublin's most haunted locations. Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcodeSources:"The Shelbourne" (RTÉ): https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-shelbourne/SI0000001890?epguid=IP000061275"Is the Shelbourne Hotel haunted? Spooked staff claim ghost of mischievous girl roams luxury room" (Irish Mirror): https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/shelbourne-hotel-haunted-spooked-staff-6940121 "The Shelbourne" (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelbourne_Hotel#:~:text=The%20Shelbourne%20Hotel%20was%20founded,Petty%2C%202nd%20Earl%20of%20Shelburne."Lily Collins on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2013-08-25": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5por_bInOw&t=207s
7 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Episode 7: The White Lady of Kinsale
Not far from a picturesque West Coast town, there is a fort darkened by its tragic past. Facebook: Chilling Irish Ghost StoriesTwitter: ChillingIrishGhostStories (@ChillingIrish)Email: email@example.comSources: "One of Ireland's Most Tragic Ghost Stories: The White Lady of Kinsale" - https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irelands-most-famous-ghost-white-lady-kinsale-charlesfort"The White Lady of Kinsale: A Haunting Irish Tale of True Love Ending in Sorrow" - https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/white-lady-kinsale-0011598"The White Lady of Kinsale"- https://storiesfirst.org/greatstoryreadingproject/docs/the-white-lady-of-kinsale/
7 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Literature Review Episode 1: "Leap Castle: The House of Horrors" by Mildred Darby
Expanding on the lore of Leap Castle, here is my review of the only non-fiction published work detailing the haunting of the castle during the residency of the Darby family.Twitter: ChillingIrishGhostStories (@ChilingIrish)Facebook: Chilling Irish Ghost StoriesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 6: The Banshee
Contact:email@example.comTwitter: ChillingIrishGhostStories (@ChillingIrish)Facebook: Chilling Irish Ghost StoriesSources:'Banshee: Ireland's Screaming Harbinger of Death' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1c-ah112UM'Exploring Irish Mythology: The Banshee' - https://www.irishpost.com/life-style/exploring-irish-mythology-banshee-170287'Legend of the Banshee' - https://www.celtic-weddingrings.com/celtic-mythology/legend-of-the-banshee'Banshee' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee'Sir Jonah Barrington and the Disembodied Voice': http://anomalyinfo.com/Stories/lord-barrington-and-banshee'Robert Cuninghame, First Baron Rossmore' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cuninghame,_1st_Baron_Rossmore'What is a Banshee? Irish Folklore Spirits' - https://www.claddaghdesign.com/history/irelands-best-known-spirit-the-banshee/
10 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Episode 5: The Púca
Every culture has a story of a shapeshifter, and Ireland is no different. The Púca is a mysterious creature who has appeared in several Irish legends. The only person to have successfully tamed a Púca was the legendary king Brian Boru.
22 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Ep. 4 Leap Castle pt. 2
In the last episode, we explored the horrifying history of Leap Castle and its most famous hauntings. In this episode, let's take a look at the lesser-known ghosts and ghouls, as well as some of the modern witness accounts. I also have an exciting announcement about some extra content which will be coming your way!
1 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
30 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Episode 3: Leap Castle, Part 1
Leap Castle is allegedly the most haunted castle in Ireland. Originally inhabited by the O'Carroll clan, this historic site has seen more than its fair share of murder, betrayal and tragedy. Join me on my first unscripted episode as I narrate this two-part special.
16 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Every culture has some character who represents Death, like the Grim Reaper. Both parts of this episode are focused around the Irish legend of the Dullahan, known in other cultures as the Headless Horseman.
15 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
Ep 1: The Lady of the Stairs
Welcome to episode 1 of Chilling Irish Ghost Stories. In the first half of each episode, I will narrate a true ghost story set in Ireland. In the second half, I will tell a ghost story of my own creation. It's impossible to imagine that the idyllic grounds of Ardgillan Castle, Co. Dublin, would be marred by a tale of suffering. The Lady of the Stairs contains all the classic markers of an ill-fated love story: a terrible accident, a desolate widower, and a wife who refuses to move on.