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Dr Andrew Sneddon is lecturer in history at Ulster University and president of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. He has published widely on the political, religious, medical and social history of Britain and Ireland. His most recent research explores Irish witchcraft and magical belief in a comparative framework from the medieval to the modern period. His third monograph, Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, was published in 2015 by Palgrave. Follow Andrew on Twitter here.

The narrative of witchcraft in Ireland is a subject often left out of major surveys of the wider history of