The Irish culture is rich in storytelling and tales of ghosts are numerous! My first ghostly encounter was on my trip to Ireland back in the 1980's. I was staying by myself in an old coaching Inn in Wexford. In the middle of the night I watched my suitcase move across the stand all by itself and then moved back to the original position. I could not find any logical explanation for this despite my best efforts to "debunk it." Over the years, I have had other experiences...from radios turning on and off by themselves, giant orbs of light in my living room, strange reactions from my dogs and cats...the list goes on and on!
Do I have these experiences because I am Irish, or because I am Irish do I have the tendancy to use my imagination to create paranormal stories out of normal events? I'm not the only one in my family that believes in the paranormal...my brother Lex is the host of a podcast called "Anything Ghost." If you love a good ghost story...you would enjoy listening in!
To read more about Irish ghost stories here are some great links:
(me and my very Irish mother)