Saturday 19 April 2014

10 Haunted Hostelries in Ireland

If you are looking for a scare at bedtime or a pint with a friendly ghost, there's plenty to choose from in Ireland.

Offaly's Haunted Triangle - Kinnitty, Leap and Charleville

Kinnitty Castle

In the Banquet Hall of this spectacular Gothic castle, the "Phantom Monk of Kinnitty" has been seen by staff and visitors, gliding along the room. He often stops to look out of a particular window that overlooks a courtyard. He even communicates with staff members and visitors from time to time.

There are also two haunted bedrooms - the Geraldine Room and Elizabeth rooms. In other areas of the building eerie presences are often felt.

Leap Castle

Leap is famous for its many ghosts and spirits, as well as a foul smelling elemental creature, half human and half beast, who roams the lower regions of the Castle.

There is also the ghost of a young girl thought to be the spirit of a daughter of a one-time owner of the Castle. Her father killed the boy she loved, so one night when he was sleeping his daughter killed him.

The following day as the girl was standing at the top of the castle an invisible hand pushed her and she fell to her death.

It is believed her father's ghostly hand pushed her, and every night her spirit roams the castle mourning her lost love.

Many visitors to Leap have heard eerie moaning and weeping at night, and lights are seen at the top of the Castle.

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