- Oct 11 2015There are many Irish Halloween traditions in Ireland. One of my favorites is barmbrack. Barmbrack is at the very core of the Irish Halloween traditions. The Halloween Brack, much like Christmas pudding traditionally contained various objects baked into the sweet bread.
Colcannon is one of my favorite Irish recipes made of potatoes, and cabbage. I make mine with let overs. It is associated with Saint Patrick's Day, but the truth is colcannon is actually traditionally served on Halloween nights. The cook sometimes hides little trinkets or talismans in the mash, each representing fortune, poverty, or perhaps the chance of a future marriage.
- Oct 15 2014After you feast on traditional Irish foods on Halloween you will need to wash it down with an old drink called Lambswool. The name Lambswool is believed to be derivative of the Irish Gaelic, “La Mas Nbhal” meaning ‘Feast of the Apples.
- The "Pooka" or in Irish pÃoca (Irish for spirit/ghost), is primarily a goblin like creature in traditional Irish folklore.
- Sep 20 2014Creepy Irish Creatures…The Gray Man or Far Liath appears as fog and covers land and sea with his mantle. He obscures rocks so ships crash upon them and darkens the road so that travelers unwittingly stumble over cliffs to their deaths.