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Arnold Bocklin, Island of the Dead [1880] (Public Domain Image)
Arnold Bocklin, Island of the Dead [1880] (Public Domain Image)

True Irish Ghost Stories

by St. John D. Seymour and Harry L. Neligan


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There are numerous books about Irish Fairies, but this was one of the first to focus on the Irish Ghost. The text visits haunted houses from one end of the island to the other. We learn about garden-variety ghosts as well as poltergeists and Banshees, and find out what to do if a 'Headless Coach' shows up. Seymour solicited the stories from newspaper readers, and many of them are from respectable military, clergymen, and gentry. Seymour also wrote Irish Witchcraft and Demonology. True Irish Ghost Stories is a unique and very entertaining read, particularly for fans of Irish tales, as well as the paranormal investigator.--J.B. Hare, May 6th, 2009.

Title Page
Chapter I. Haunted Houses in or near Dublin
Chapter II. Haunted Houses in Conn's Half
Chapter III. Haunted Houses in Mogh's Half
Chapter IV. Poltergeists
Chapter V. Haunted Places
Chapter VI. Apparitions At or After Death
Chapter VII. Banshees, and Other Death-Warnings
Chapter VIII. Miscellaneous Supernormal Experiences
Chapter IX. Legendary and Ancestral Ghosts
Chapter X. Mistaken Identity—Conclusion
Index of Place Names