Eddie’s Ghost Stories at Cahernane

As part of its residential Halloween package, the historic Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry will once again host a night of storytelling this Halloween with Eddie Lenihan, one of the few traditional seanchaís still working in Ireland.  Eddie was a great hit with guests last Halloween and has been invited back to Cahernane this year to tell the residents ancient stories about the myths and legends of Irish folklore. 

Irish fairy stories form a prominent part of his huge repertoire, and he has collected these stories from old people all around Ireland who have had encounters with fairies or mythical creatures. He has also collected historical tales and stories of notable figures such as the banshee, demon stories, accounts of saints, monsters, ogres, giants and ghosts.

Some of the stories are not for the faint hearted and were curated from his years of research and by walking the tracks and trails of forgotten Ireland where solitary hawthorn bushes mark the sacred meeting places of the fairies.
 
The Halloween package at Cahernane is available from Monday 31st of October to Tuesday 1st of November and is priced from €250 per adult sharing for bed and breakfast for two nights. It also includes dinner for the family on one evening, a kid’s movie and popcorn, and storytelling with Eddie Lenihan in the Drawing Room.

The Halloween package is suitable for adults and families.