The Irish History Show.
Episode 68: Bram Stoker and the Sligo Cholera Epidemic of 1832 (listen above).
Cathal Brennan writes:
Dr. Marion McGarry and Dr. Fiona Gallagher on to talk about Bram Stoker and the great cholera epidemic in Sligo in 1832.
Stoker’s mother Charlotte was from Sligo and lived through the outbreak in the town and wrote about her experience of it.
Marion and Fiona believe that it was these events, and Stoker’s interest in Irish folklore, that inspired Dracula….
Bram Stoker and the Sligo Cholera Epidemic (The Irish History Show)
On this day in 1897.
Bram Stoker‘s Dracula was published
Of things past writes:
Did you know the manuscript was first titled ‘The Un-Dead,’ and Count Dracula was originally Count Wampyr?
We did not.
Fang you very much.
A billboard ad in Birmingham and London for Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s cheeky new BBC production of
’Dracula’ which reveals the shadowy protagonist after dark.
Naturally, there’s a wooden stake in the glass case beneath.
All-Bram fanatic Moira Cardiff writes
My Draculoo. Because It’s not just about witches…
The Bram Stoker Festival begins in Dublin on October 26.
Daniel Gray writes:
“We roped Matthew Griffin into putting together this exhaustive illustration on the influence of Stoker’s Dracula on film and literature over the last 100 years. We’ve already had people asking to buy prints of it. If you luv it, gizza share, eh?”
Dracula’s Bloodline (Visit Dublin)
Thanks Ciaran Le Cool
Following Johnny Logan singing both the Irish and German anthem before the Ireland V Germany match in Cologne last Friday,
Colm Cronin writes:
“I can’t have been the only one thinking this the other night, can I?”
ASTI delegate Bernard Lynch setting the agenda in a spectacularly coiffed Gary Oldman-esque diatribe against barber-ic barbaric public service cuts.
Scroll to 6.17 for the
live action version.