Unreal Irish Folklore

Bridget Cleary: “The Last Witch Burned in Ireland”

October 25, 2020

Witch trials came to an end after 1711. But in the decades that followed, hushed into small, catholic communities in the Irish countryside, fear of the supernatural was growing. And 1895 brought the most infamous execution of a suspected fairy ever to take place – the burning of Bridget Cleary in County Tipperary . . .

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