‘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!
The original Taidhg O’Catháin story collected by Douglas Hyde