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29th Jun 2016

J.K. Rowling reveals magical new Irish connection in the world of Harry Potter


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It all began in county Kerry…

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spin-off which stars Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, is set to be released this November.

In the run up to the film, the ever-creative J.K. Rowling is putting together a series of writing to provide a background for the new film.

The four-part series titled Magic in North America can only be found on Harry Potter’s official website, and is about Ilvermorny, the great school of Magic which was founded in the 17th century.

However, this installment tells the tale of a young girl, Isolt Sayre, from Ireland – Coumloughra in County Kerry, to be exact – who is a descendant of Hogwarts co-founder Salazar Slytherin.

Isolt is an orphaned young girl who escapes her evil aunt in Ireland and sets sail to America on the Mayflower. When she lands in Massachusetts, she wanders in the wilderness until she encounters several mysterious creatures and discovers she is not the only magical person in the New World.

Clip via Pottermore

You can read about how the young girl from the kingdom gets on, here on Pottermore.

We can’t wait to see J.K. Rowling’s latest film, which is her screenplay debut, in cinemas on November 18.

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures