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    Halloween Ghost Stories

    Halloween Ghost Stories

    To mark the occassion of Halloween, we asked out listeners to tell us about their most frightening encounters with the supernatural!  There has been a great response & we thank you all for sending in your stories. This morning we have more for you to listen to before we announce the winner of the great prize of a two night stay in Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in Co Mayo.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/1031/656031-the-john-murray-show-friday-31-october-2014/?clipid=1717618
    The John Murray Show Friday 31 October 2014

    The John Murray Show Friday 31 October 2014

    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years www.rte.ie/apoemforireland What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years. In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/1031/656031-the-john-murray-show-friday-31-october-2014/
    Origins of the Granny Smith

    Origins of the Granny Smith

    Apart from the clocks going back, another annual event at the end of October is of course, Halloween.  Medieval historians tell us that its connection with the pagan festival of Samhain has been overstated but Halloween has been recorded here for some centuries. For instance, the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork has a painting by Daniel MacLise, the Cork painter who was a friend of Charles Dickens.  It’s called Snap Apple Night and it depicts a bawdy night of Halloween partying and games that MacLise attended in Blarney in 1832.  Almost two centuries later, apples and apple games are still ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1027/482016-the-history-show-sunday-27-october-2013/?clipid=1339284

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