“Stop!” thundered the client at the barber who was cutting his hair. Then he continued, in somewhat milder tones:

“Why do you insist upon telling me these horrible, blood-curdling stories of ghosts and robbers while you are cutting my hair?”

“I’m very sorry, sir,” replied the barber, “but, you see, when I tell stories like that to my clients their hair stands on end, and it makes it ever so much easier to cut.”

PORT FAIRY GAZETTE 10th December 1914

Port Fairy Ghost Stories will be launched 2nd December 2017 at Blarney Books & Art. An exhibition of the artworks featured in the book will be hosted by Blarney Books & Art for eight weeks from the launch date. Pre-orders of the book will be available from Halloween 31st October 2017.

Until the launch, we’ll be posting other local stories of murder, intrigue and the supernatural to give you a taste of what’s to come. While not qualifying as ghost stories, these tales are guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck and make it difficult to sleep at night.

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone with a Port Fairy ghost story to please get in contact with us.



The exhibition of the season will be provided for visitors at Looney Park, Wilson’s Corner, at the corner of Sackville and Bank Streets next Friday night. There will be sales of produce, vegetables, poultry, eggs, cakes, sweets, flowers, etc. Magic tents, novelties and side shows of all descriptions will be there. Not the smallest attraction will be the hot pie and coffee supper; or soft drinks with sandwiches or cakes, 6d. The marauding ghost who disturbed the hamlet’s place [peace?] for many weeks has been captured, and will be on view at a small cost. Come along and give the children a treat. Remember Friday and Saturday from 5 o’clock till 11 p.m.

PORT FAIRY GAZETTE 5th November 1917