Friday 22 September 2017

Say 'I do' to a ghostly tour of haunted hall

Conor Kane

A 'haunted' house has thrown its doors open to the public for the first time in more than 30 years -- just in time for Halloween.

Loftus Hall, set on 60 acres overlooking a lonely stretch of the south-east coast, has a history of so-called ghostly occurrences.

Located on the Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford, the house will host guided interactive tours which, according to owner Aidan Quigley, are not for the faint-hearted.

"We are really looking forward to telling the tales of the house and sharing its mysteries with adults and children alike," he said.

The ghostly tours are based on the story of Anne Tottenham and a visitor to the house in the 18th century whose body went "through the roof", leaving a large hole in the ceiling and Anne in a state of terror. She was put into a room known as the Tapestry Room, and it is here that she stayed completely silent until her death in 1775.

Loftus Hall is also available for weddings for brave brides and grooms in search of something different in association with the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross, along with conferences, corporate events and adventure days.

Irish Independent

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