Irish Burial Customs and ‘Teig O’Kane and the Corpse’ (with Dr Aoife Bhreatnach)

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‘I FOUND it hard to place Mr. Douglas Hyde’s magnificent story. Among the ghosts or the fairies? It is among the fairies on the grounds that all these ghosts and bodies were in no manner ghosts and bodies, but pishogues–fairy spells. One often hears of these visions of Ireland.’

Taking, of all things, the Hellboy story ‘The Corpse’ as a starting point, Cian is joined by Dr Aoife Bhreatnach from the Censored Podcast to talk about Irish burial customs, the stories of Douglas Hyde, changelings, folkloric moving graveyards, sectarian burial rivalries, Irish fairy lore, and lots more!

LINKS

Censored Podcast

Censored Episodes

Irish Garrison Towns Blog

http://irishgarrisontowns.com/

Buy Me A Coffee

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic

Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellboy:_The_Chained_Coffin_and_Others

The original Taidhg O’Catháin story collected by Douglas Hyde

https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/yeats/fip/fip08.htm

The Burning of Bridget Cleary (Irish Times)

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/the-story-of-the-last-witch-burned-alive-in-ireland-1.2880691

The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-burning-of-bridget-cleary-9781446412329