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This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25...

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This light-filled home along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €850,000

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Behind Closed Doors: Meet the Irish witches


by Kate Demolder
28th Oct 2022

Kate Demolder speaks to Irish witches and Wiccas about what ‘the craft’ means to them – and how it might find you.

Irish witches are a growing contingent. Black magic has hit the zeitgeist. Steadily rejuvenating since Lana Del Rey’s 2016 attempt at placing a mass hex on Donald Trump, witchery and a rise in paganism has captured a time shrouded in modern uncertainty. It’s hit the real world, too, with the University of Edinburgh appointing its first pagan honorary chaplain in 2018; and the recent popularity of Netflix’s, Wednesday and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Today’s witches...

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