Biddy Early

Long after the European witch hunts were over, it is said that Biddy Early, a bean feasa from Co Clare, was accused of being a `witch" by Catholic clergy. Witch trials had been rare in Ireland. There had been no cases at all amongst Gaelic speakers, who held onto traditional beliefs rooted in pagan rituals and goddess worship. Along with her goddess counterparts such as the Cailleach and the Morrigan, Biddy remains a powerful symbol of resistance against the culture that produced the horror of the European witch hunts.

S1 Ep6 30min