Sunday 25 September 2016

Irish Fairy Census: Are there fairies, leprechauns, púcas, banshees out there?

Published 24/07/2015 | 12:49

Do you have a story to suggest fairies still haunt the Irish countryside or lurk within secluded urban byways?
Do you have a story to suggest fairies still haunt the Irish countryside or lurk within secluded urban byways?

Have any men and woman in Ireland today encountered fairies, leprechauns, púcas or banshees? Or have the creatures of Ireland’s legend and lore all gone away?

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An American storyteller is undertaking a study of any modern day fairy sightings.

Mark Lyon from Nevada City, California is conducting an “Irish Fairy Census”.

“I wish to invite Irish people to share with me any first-hand encounters they may have experienced with Irish supernatural beings in any of their elusive and fascinating forms.”

“In 1959, historian Dermot Mac Manus published The Middle Kingdom, in which he collected first-hand accounts of then living individuals who recounted having actual encounters with Irish fairies.”

“To my knowledge no attempt has been made since then to determine if such encounters still occur in today’s Ireland.”

Do you have a story to suggest fairies still haunt the Irish countryside or lurk within secluded urban byways?

Mark can be contacted by email: mlyon@hauntedisles.com, or by post at 12364 Summit Ridge Drive, Nevada City, California.

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