Halloween in Ireland in 1886 – PDT3K – Irish History

Snap-apple! Dumb cake ceremony! Singeing your hair with candles! Never heard of such customs? Then you better check out this episode, where we get a first-hand account of Irish Halloween customs in 1886. Plus, you don’t want to miss the spooky story of Red Mike’s Rest. And best of all, we have a new pair of co-hosts joining us for today: Pete and Meagan!

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Co-hosts: Pete Miller and Meagan Finnegan

Main Sources

Sharp, W. (1886, November). “Halloween: A Threefold Chronicle.” Harpers Monthly, 842-856.

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