This is a journey through, rather than a book of short stories and tales of the, Mystical Ireland that is my home. A land of celebration and a land of those who are not too saintly or too scholarly. It is an island of Banshees, Witches, Pookas and other strange creatures. There is much humour to be had in the Emerald Isle and some of these stories reflect that humour, be it rural or urban. These are stories of hardworking people and those who prefer to avoid work, whether it be hard or easy. It is also a book that describes an Ireland that is fast disappearing in this modern world, bringing with it its traditions and values. Much of what you read in these stories is still part of life in the Emerald Isle and we folklorists are trying our best to ensure that their memory will remain for generations to come. So come with me in this book to the land, where mists hide more than the eye can see and the mind accept as truth.