There is such a large community of people with strong Irish-heritage here that all the traditional legends and folklore are alive and well in our modern oral tradition.
I love everything to do with Halloween from the origin legends to the little kids dressing up like ghosts and the dogs dressed as hot dogs.
One of the most popular forms of Halloween fortune-telling, was to look into a mirror by candlelight in order to see the face of your future lover reflected in the glass.
And finally, my personal favourite: picking a straw out of a haystack and reading it to see whether you will still be a virgin on your wedding day!
For more information and images, check out Lisa Morton's website where you can purchase her new book; A Hallowe’en Anthology.