Oddly enough, trying to put together a list of suitably haunted houses/breweries is proving to be quite doggedly difficult.
Further to our entry yesterday (offering our services to those troubled by spectral visitations etc) we thought we’d follow up with our findings. Oddly enough, trying to put together a list of suitably haunted houses/breweries is proving to be quite doggedly difficult. We?ve been trawling the lower depths of the web for a while now and are finding it quite a frustrating experience. There are some astonishingly bad websites out there…
Anyhoo, we shall begin by posting links to whatever ?haunted? locations we can find that have weblinks attached. You can make your own mind up as to whether or not they represent a serious earthly representation of the undead, or whether they are simply the idiotic ramblings of a drunken bogwarrior.
Loftus Hall, in county Wexford, has a small but interesting splash page detailing some of the going-ons there.
We also have Leap Castle in County Offaly, which was the site of some rather gruesome murders in the ?Bloody chapel?. There?s Ross Castle in County Kerry, which was built in the 15th century as the seat of the O’Donaghue Mors. Precisely how or why it is haunted we have no idea, but a directory of haunted castles which we stumbled across lists it, so, um, so will we?
Of course, no round up of haunted Irish locations is complete with a mention of the ubiquitous Hell-Fire club, which you can read about here and here.
As always, we at Blather Paranormal Investigations Inc. would love it if you, the great unwashed, could send us your ghost stories. If we think it?s weird enough, we might even investigate it. Speaking of which, my boiler suit, infra red goggles and army surplus boots are on the way. Daev shall be providing the thermonuclear, ghostie-zapping, death-ray backpacks.
Check out this one, about the now demolished Coolmoney House, at the Glen of Imaal army camp in Co. Wicklow:
A young linen worker, named Helena
Blunden, died after a tragic fall in a Belfast mill in 1912. There are many people who believe she still haunts the mill today. The printing company which is now based in the mill building alerted us to unusual, eerie encounters with a ghostly inhabitant.
Some interesting stuff concerning portumna castle comes in from intrepid reporter DenNiS of http://www.p45.net fame. According to young dennis his old man swears that Portumna castle has more spirits that a donegal wake.
Of special note was the wonderful story concerning fury the dog, which you can read all about at the following (rather hefty) link: http://www.acsltd.ie/project10.html
Anyhoo, some more info on the general history and shenanigans of Portumna Castle can be found here: http://www.irelandnow.com/castles/portumna.html
I just can’t shut my pie hole.
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