Mother Redcap

Mother Redcap

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Generic name for an old woman who might or might not be a hedge witch, healer, or cunning woman. Red was often associated with witches. In Ireland it was believed that witches donned red caps before leaving on their broomsticks for the sabbat. At the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop was convicted largely on the evidence that she favored a "red paragon bodice."

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The dark world of smuggling is explored at the Customs & Excise National Museum in a Christmas-themed workshop on Dec 22, with dressingup for under-sevens and storytelling with Mother Redcap on Dec 28.
And find out about the infamous Mother Redcap and her Tavern.
FOOLSGOLD Theatre Company, the northern-based repertory company, is to present Mother Redcap Tales of Tempest & Treasure, a specially commissioned work to celebrate the Mersey River Festival.
Giant versions of a Birkenhead Priory monk and Mother Redcap - who ran a smugglers' inn, were also created for the event at a series of workshops at The Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre.
SMUGGLERS led by the infamous Mother Redcap failed to storm Wirral's iconic fort during a battle fought out before tourists in New Brighton.
In 20 giant-making sessions throughout August, giants will be made in the image of Birkenhead shipbuilder John Laird and Mother Redcap, who was infamous for running an inn on the Wirral coast which became a centre for smuggling.
WIRRAL GUNPOWDER, MAGAZINE VILLAGE AND SMUGGLERS TUNNELS TOUR: Join Local Historian & Author Tony Franks-Buckley for an historic Tour focusing on the Magazine Village, Mother Redcaps and The Egremont Ferry area as we head along the promenade towards Egremont, Introducing you to all the Myths & Legends of the coastal area.
The band gig frequently in Dublin and can usually be found in Mother Redcaps, Whelan's, the Cobblestone and the International.
You'll hear stories of pirates and mermaids, the red noses and the infamous Mother Redcaps.
He said that the money was received in cash in Mother Redcaps pub in Dublin.
Passed away peacefully at Mother Redcaps Care Home.
Mother Redcaps Care Home Limited was found guilty on two charges at Wirral magistrates court on Tuesday.