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The Banshee, the harbinger of death. Is she to be feared, loathed or is she simply misunderstood?

Barry Fitzgerald and Cormac Strain on their first adventure together explore some of the histories of this very famous entity of Irish myth and legend only to reveal things are not what they seem.

Interviewing eyewitnesses throughout the island of Ireland they share their encounters. These are not stories from the dark regions of Irish history but rather within the last 50 years.

‘The electric light killed the fairy’ was an old assumption, but this is not exactly true. As Fitzgerald and Strain explore the nature and history of the Banshee it becomes apparent that she is not simply an element of imagination, but rather an element of ancient Ireland that still walks among us today, right into our cities.

‘Banshee’ recounts these frightening modern-day encounters in the old style of Irish storytelling and delivers a book which makes you question your own beliefs and as the wind howls in the light of the moon pray, that’s all you hear.

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