Haunting Women

A series of stories inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, to get into the Halloween spirit.

By Dermot Bolger.

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01The Linen Mill2005102420111031 (BBC7)
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A series of stories inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts, to get into the Halloween spirit.

By Dermot Bolger.The beautiful singing of a young girl is often heard in a Belfast office block, but why is she doomed to haunt this building forever?

When 82-year old Ellie revisits her old workplace she is, in turn, visited by the past.

Can she be forgiven? Stars Doreen Keogh.

When 82-year old Ellie revisits her old workplace she is, in turn, visited by the past. Can she be forgiven? Stars Doreen Keogh.

02The Wedding Bouquet2005102520111101 (BBC7)
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Emma longs for her father to grant her freedom and allow her to marry a soldier in his regiment.

Her father finally consents, but will her wedding day be everything she desires?

Could a tragic marriage from 1677 have implications for a couple tying the knot today?

Could the tale of a tragic marriage from 1677 have implications for a couple tying the knot today? Stars Alison McKenna.

03The Waiting Wall2005102620111102 (BBC7)
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The arrival in the village of a travelling salesman fills local girl, Siobhan, with an even greater desire to escape small-town life.

Is she willing to sacrifice her relationship with local farmer, Sean, and if so, at what expense?

Sarah returns to her home village and relives the scandal and tragedy of her sister.

Grandmother Sarah returns to the village she grew up in and relives the scandal and tragedy of her sister.

Stars Doreen Keogh.

Grandmother Sarah returns to the village she grew up in and relives the scandal and tragedy of her sister. Stars Doreen Keogh.

04The Shimmering Dress2005102720111103 (BBC7)
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Having constantly rebuked Squire Burke's ardent proposals, Cecilia decides to leave Westmeath and return to London to escape his pursuit, or does she?

In 19th century Ireland, Cecilia rejects the Squire's advances.

But can she escape him?

In 19th century Ireland, the beautiful Cecilia rejects the Squire's advances.

But can she ever escape him? Stars Alison McKenna.

In 19th century Ireland, Cecilia rejects the Squire's advances. But can she escape him?

In 19th century Ireland, the beautiful Cecilia rejects the Squire's advances. But can she ever escape him? Stars Alison McKenna.

05 LASTThe Riding Crop2005102820111104 (BBC7)
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When Anthony chooses Beatrice over her older sister, Lucinda, sibling rivalry simmers to a dark and twisted conclusion.

A dispute between sisters 200 years ago means a gift must be cared for in the present.

A bitter dispute between sisters 200 years ago means a precious wedding gift must be cared for in the present.