Of Snakes and Saints

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irishness, in its many forms. Every time it comes around, I find myself reflecting on the significance of a legend commonly associated with Saint Patrick: how he is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. This story is a metaphor for the abandonment of…

A Search for Fairies in Co. Kerry

This post is all about the amazing fairy trail on the grounds of the Parknasilla Resort in Sneem, Co. Kerry. It is one of many such trails in Ireland. I visited the picturesque town of Sneem the weekend before last, along with my family, to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday. Our unexpected detour to the…

‘Weaving Legends’: An Introduction

My name is Aisling. I’m a writer, editor and journalist, and I created this new website as my own personal corner of the Internet. I called it “Weaving Legends” not just as a nod to my love for folklore and mythology, but also as an expression of my interest in the stories we “weave” for…