Myth and Legend: The Best Supernatural Landmarks of Ireland

Charles Fort – County Cork

Charles Fort was built in 1682 to replace an older fort that stood nearby. It was used as a fortress, storehouse, and bastion for years until it fell into disrepair. It has only recently been restored by the Irish heritage service.

However, people still feel wary of visiting because of the ghosts that are rumored to haunt the fort. The figure of a woman dressed in white has been seen walking the halls. Many people believe she is the ghost of a woman who threw herself from the walls in grief after her husband was shot the night that they were married.

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Blarney Castle – County Cork

If you’re visiting Ireland, chances are you’ve heard the legend of the Blarney Stone. It’s a rock which Irish hero Cormac MacCarthy kissed after receiving a promise from the goddess Cliodhna that if he did, he would be rewarded with the gift of persuasion.

Blarney Castle receives many visitors who come specifically to kiss the stone, hoping for the same luck. However, visitors who are tempted to bring stones away from the castle should know that it is considered horrible luck to do so. There are uncountable stories of people becoming ill or depressed after leaving the area with even so much as a pebble from the castle grounds.

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Tory Island – Ulster

Tory Island is the most remote inhabited island in Ireland – it lies nine miles off the coast of County Donegal, in Ulster. Although now the population is roughly about 150 people, the island has a long and storied history which is one of the main selling points to tourists.

Legend has it that the island was once the home of the ancient king Balor, who imprisoned his wife Ethlinn (who later gave birth to the god Lugh) in a tower on the island’s highest peak. You can visit Balor’s Fort on the island’s easternmost side, which has amazing views over the nearby cliffs.

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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.