An elusive island, an ancient site, the depths of the forest or at the bottom of your garden – just were do the Faeries call home?
Some say they Fae inhabit Hollow Hills, the ancient burial mounds and man-made hills which are found throughout Europe and beyond. Their elaborate palaces are just below our feet, but you won’t find them by digging. If you are in the right place at the right time you may see the hillside door open and hear the sweet sounds of Faerie revels spilling forth.
Others claim they are to be found on a mysterious Island, somewhere to the West, where it is always Summer and death is unknown. These Islands are hard to find, some being under the water and only coming up at night or only visible once in a while. Many names have been given to these elusive islands, including Tir Nan Og (the Land of the Young), Tire Nam Beo (Land of the Living), and Tirfo Thuinn (the Land Under the Waves).
There are further thoughts the Fair Folk are found in the wild areas still as yet untouched by humans – the far forests, the remote moors, the mountains and lost valleys… Their habitat shrinks as humans encroach further and further into their world and they retreat further still.
Of course their world could also be all around us, it just remains invisible and intangible to our limited senses. Sometimes you will catch fleeting glimpses, usually accompanied by giggles and your keys mysteriously going missing…