Whether you’re into horrors or you consider yourself to be a comedy girl or guy, over the years, it is undeniable that Irish mythology as we know it has creeped its way into a number of genres, not to mention huge titles.

It might be that we’ve studied Irish folklore a hundred times over, and, as a result, can point out each and every reference, or perhaps that split second of mythology is what interests us most. Either way, there is plenty out there to watch, so it’s time to put together the perfect film set-up and snuggle down to start making your way through the extensive list.

If, however, you just can’t make a decision as to what to watch first, keep reading. In this LOTN article, we will look at just three titles to consider, based on the type of genre you love most.

For Horror Lovers…

If frightening films are where your interests lie, but you still want a dose of Irish folklore, try giving Leprechaun: Origins a watch. This movie is said to be a kick-starter for a more modern (and darker) version of this particular horror series, and it goes without saying that if it’s a chill down your spine that you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

Set in the countryside in Ireland, a team of backpackers make their way through the rolling fields, only to discover a far worse fate than they could have ever imagined, notably in the form of an old Irish legend…

For Comedy Lovers…

So, the horror scene just isn’t for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Irish folklore at its best… with a comedy! High Spirits, produced in 1988, is a great example of a witty comedy, filled with ghostly figures and happenings as the owner of a bed and breakfast has a ‘eureka’ moment to transform the property into a ‘haunted house’. Little does he and his team of Irish characters know that the property really is haunted, soon to be revealed with the appearance of actual ghosts…

For a Family Feature…

Last, but certainly not least, if you’re looking for a family film that incorporates the concept of Irish legends, look no further than Darby O’Grill and The Little People! A Walt Disney film, this fantastic family feature is not one to miss, and it follows the tale of an Irishman and the trouble he faces with a group of leprechauns. However, this isn’t the only mythical creature the film features, as a banshee also appears further down the line too…

These are just three films from different genres to consider. Do you have any more to add to the list?