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Irish Myths, Ghosts and Ghouls at the Manor

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As part of its residential Halloween package, the historic Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry will once again host a night of storytelling this Halloween with Eddie Lenihan, one of the few traditional seanchaí’s still working in Ireland. Eddie was a great hit with guests last Halloween and has been invited back to Cahernane this year to tell the residents ancient stories about the myths and legends of Irish folklore.

Irish Myths, Ghosts & Ghouls
Eddie Lenihan

Irish fairy stories form a prominent part of his huge repertoire, and he has collected these stories from old people all around Ireland who have had encounters with fairies or mythical creatures. He has also collected historical tales and stories of notable figures such as the banshee, demon stories, accounts of saints, monsters, ogres, giants, and ghosts. Some of the stories are not for the faint-hearted and were curated from his years of research and by walking the tracks and trails of forgotten Ireland where solitary hawthorn bushes mark the sacred meeting places of the fairies.

An interesting character, and an enthralling storyteller, Eddie has captured the imagination of audiences from Dublin to Dubai.  The storytelling evening is for residents only and is part of a two-night Halloween Break which includes other ‘not so scary’ activities for children!

Irish Myths, Ghosts & Ghouls

The Halloween package at Cahernane is available from Monday 31st of October to Tuesday, 1st of November and is priced from €250 per adult sharing for bed and breakfast for two nights.  It also includes dinner for the family on one evening, a kid’s movie and popcorn and storytelling with Eddie Lenihan in the Drawing Room. The Halloween package is suitable for adults and families.

On arrival to Cahernane guests will find treats and sweets in their rooms for the children and that night children can enjoy a family Halloween movie with popcorn. At 6.00 pm there will be a guided tour of the house, Eddie Lenihan’s stories will begin on Halloween night at 9.30pm, after dinner.

The following morning, All Souls Day, Tuesday, November 1st, guests will meet at Killegy Graveyard to see where the Herberts of Cahernane House and Muckross was buried and will hear some more interesting historical stories about the local area.

To book The Halloween package at Cahernane House Hotel or for more information please see www.cahernane.com or call +353 64 663 1895.

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