Myth and Legend: The Best Supernatural Landmarks of Ireland

Ballygally Castle Hotel – County Antrim

Although the Ballygally Castle Hotel in Northern Ireland is a beautiful place, many people have stayed away because of its reputation for being haunted. Many former guests have been woken up by knocks on their door, have felt hands touching them, or heard children laughing.

The most famous ghost rumored to be residing at the hotel is the ghost of Lady Isobel Shaw, who jumped out of a window after her husband locked her in her room as punishment for not giving birth to a boy.

Kilmainham Gaol – Dublin

It doesn’t take much to convince someone that a former jail that hosted uncountable executions is a creepy place. The British oversaw dominion of Ireland’s incarcerated members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in here, many of whom were executed for treason and buried in unsanctified mass graves.

Now, Kilmainham Gaol is a museum site, and you can visit specific cells that were occupied by Ireland’s most famous political leaders.

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Giant’s Causeway – County Antrim

This natural wonder known as the Giant’s Causeway is located in Northern Ireland, and is a spectacular coastline made up of geometric pillars that cascade into the sea. Although these pillar-like structures are known to have been created by volcanic activity, the mythology behind the causeway is much more interesting.

Legend has it that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill was challenged to a fight by a Scottish giant, but needed a way to reach Scotland, so he built the causeway across the North Channel so they could meet. There are various endings to the legend, but Fionn came out on top in all of them.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.