Irish Werewolves and Their Tales

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Early Irish forests were thick with wolves. Fierce, fast and predatory, it’s no wonder these animals inspired so many myths and stories before their extinction. The legend of the werewolf – men and women who could walk through the world in the shape of wolves – has captured imaginations for centuries.

 

Read the Podcast Script

 

Sources and Further Reading

 

Ossory Werewolves

 

St Ronan

 

The Wolf Women of Cruachan Cave

 

Lady Jane Wilde’s Wolf Stories – in Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland

 

Fiachna

Fragmentary Annals” in Silva Gaedelica by Standish H. O’Grady

 

Cormac Mac Art

 

Music

 

Sound Effects

 

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