Dracula's Irish Blood

Over 100 years ago Irish writer Bram Stoker created a monster who still haunts our dreams.

As Halloween approaches, and darkness closes in, take no comfort in the false belief that Dracula is far away in Transylvania. His roots lie much closer to home... in Ireland.

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An episode of the BBC Radio Ulster series The Book of Irish Writers written by Dr Eamonn Hughes and narrated by Cherrie McIlwaine.

Music by KPM. Images copyright Getty and BBC. Audio slideshow production by Alison Finch. Publication date 15 October 2012.


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