My Favourite Room: Mayo’s historical Enniscoe House is home to gourmet cooking, an organic garden and a ghostly past
There’s a notice on the main street of Crossmolina, Co Mayo, listing all the glories of the area. These include the historical Enniscoe House, which according to the notice boasts not just one but two ghosts. “Ah, our fictitious ghosts,” laughs Enniscoe owner Susan Kellett when the subject arises. “In the 1830s, a member of the family was killed when he was thrown from his horse. There’s a memorial to him in the woods and he’s supposed to be seen riding his horse on a stormy nights,” she explains with a hint of an eye roll, adding with a laugh that the second ghost relates to her own lifetime and is something of a family joke, which arose out of her parents’ initial experience of big house life.