Bloody Irish: Celtic Vampire Legends

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Did you know that the oldest recorded vampire story comes from Ireland? This book discusses the ancient Celtic beliefs about death and how these were assimilated by Christianity; the importance which the ancient Celts and early Christians placed on blood; and how the Christian Church transmuted the vampire from an ancestor's ghost to a malevolent demon. Stories of spooky, mystical, and bloody tales are relayed throughout.
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Overview

Did you know that the oldest recorded vampire story comes from Ireland? This book discusses the ancient Celtic beliefs about death and how these were assimilated by Christianity; the importance which the ancient Celts and early Christians placed on blood; and how the Christian Church transmuted the vampire from an ancestor's ghost to a malevolent demon. Stories of spooky, mystical, and bloody tales are relayed throughout.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781435118539
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/27/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bob Curran comes from Co Down, Northern Ireland. He travelled the world before gaining degrees in History and English, and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Dr Bob is a broadcaster, most recently working with the BBC. He serves on cross-border cultural bodies and develops historical tours all over Ireland. Dr. Bob lives in Coleraine, Co Derry, with his school-teacher wife, and family.
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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Celtic vampire stories, what could be better? Each story is interesting in its own right. The author pulls folk stories from the irish history and tells a thrilling tale of vampires on the emerald isle. My favorite is Miss O'Hare, just a captivating little story. I discovered this book in the bargain section at my local Barnes and Noble store and consider it as one of my best buys. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in Ireland, vampires, or just looking for neat conversation peice or coffee table book. This is a great book to have around when you have a few minutes and want something interesting to just pick up and scan through.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    Bloody well done!

    This book is one that truly surprised me. Many of the tales collected in this book were ones I have never come across before, but were still able to send definite chills down my spine. In most vampire collections, the same stories are repeated, much out of necessity (what collection would be complete without '___'?), so to have a book with all new legends and tales was truly refreshing. Curran did an expert job pulling these tales together, and my library is much richer for it.

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