Haunted houses, cursed castles and all manner of spooky spaces are to be found across the island of Ireland. Each with their own tale to tell, they attract lovers of the supernatural who are keen to glimpse a ghost or feel the chill of a spirit’s breath.
Loftus Hall in County Wexford in Ireland’s Ancient East, is said to be the most haunted building in Ireland, the place where the Devil himself came calling in disguise.
If you want to see what happens in Loftus Hall after dark you can view a live stream from six rooms every night. And on 10 October there will be a special live streaming event of a Halloween paranormal lockdown, when an experienced team of paranormal investigators will try to make contact with the spirits.
Built by the Shaw family in 1625, historic Ballygally Castle, located on the spectacular Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, is famous for the ghost that resides in its haunted tower. Lady Isobel Shaw was locked in the tower by her husband because she did not produce a male heir and, rather than starve, leapt to her death.
Today the castle is a luxury hotel and many guests claim to have seen her ghost and felt the presence of other spirits.
Tales of witchcraft, revenge, demonic rituals and betrayal abound in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny, which was named one of most haunted places in Europe by a travel magazine.