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Samhain Special: Corpse Carrying For Beginners

Samhain Stories

An Acallam na nÉces Samhain Special

In this seasonal special, the Story Archaeologists compare two stories of Samhain.  It’s a time for ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night… but what could such stories tell us about life 100 or even 1,000 years ago?

Find out as the Story Archaeologists go digging one dark night.

By The Story Archaeologists.

Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.

References from the Episode



  1. Dindshenchas 8: The Further Adventures of Nera – The Cow and the Time Machine | Story Archaeology
  2. Oiche na Sprideanna Approaches
  3. Samhuinn – Halloween, Winters Start, Guising, Divination and Fires
  4. ‘The Crucifixion of the Outcast’ ~ a story by W.B. Yeats | Story Archaeology

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