Irish Fairies: Fact or Fiction?


ISA Study Abroad Student Blog

Allison Dunn is a student at Seattle University and an ISA Featured Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Dublin, Ireland.

Fairy tree at Hill of Tara, Co. Leinster, Ireland, Dunn-- Photo 1“The ghosts and goblins do still live and rule in the imaginations of the innumerable Irish men and women, and not merely in remote places, but close even to big cities…” W.B. Yeats, “Irish Fairies” 1890

If you had asked me if I believed in fairies a month a go, I would have answered, “no,” and given you a seriously strange look. It’s 2015. No one fosters a strong belief in fairies anymore, unless they’ve recently watched the live action Peter Pan movie from 2003 and felt very guilty during the “I do believe in fairies” scene. So, needless to say, it was a very strange and surreal moment for me when I was told— on my third day in the city, “The fairies will guide ya,”…

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Posted on 30 Oct, 2015, in What's happening in Ireland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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