Ireland has an insanely rich history and is notably one of the most beautiful places in the world. However, it was plagued by war, murder, disease, satanic rituals, and druidic activities for thousands of years. Needless to say, these historic events have left their marks, in some locations more than others… Here’s 4 of Ireland’s most haunted locations.
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Leap Castle has been around since the 15th century and since then it has seen bloody family feuds, satanic worship, and pure, brutal murder. This is enough for any location to be haunted but when you add into the equation that this place was also built on land that was sacred to ancient Celtic Druids it gets a little more interesting. The Druids were said to have summoned up an Ele.Men.Tal to protect the surrounding lands.It as been seen in the form of a skeletal man walking around within and outside of the castle. This is easily one of Ireland’s most haunted locations
The skeletal man is mainly seen in castle’s Bloody Chapel which is named as the heart of all the dark activity within Leap Castle. In the centre of the bloody chapel, there is a massive hole in the ground where countless people were thrown onto to spikes to be impaled and to be forgotten, eventually the victim would only land on bones. Called the Oubliette wich in French means ” to be forgotten ” this hole seems to have fully served its purpose. It was cleared a few hundred years later, it took 3 horse drawn carriages to empty the human remains…
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BalleyBoley is renowned for being one of the most haunted forests in the world. It has been the centre of Irish Folklore and legend that the locals refuse point blank to go near it. During the 15th-17th century, countless locals went missing from around and within the forest. Afterwards, they would find absolutely no trace of them. However, locals report to terrified women screaming and towering pillars and white smoke rising from somewhere near the centre of the wood. For 500 years white columns of smoke are still seen rising from the centre, and the woman’s screams still heard from within this haunted Irish wood.
Back in 2013 two young guys decided to go wandering into the forest ignorant of its history. It wasn’t long until they heard women screaming. So they ran in deeper until they came to a small stone altar and all of a sudden the ear-splitting scream of a women sounded from directly behind them. Needless to say, they ran like hell. However, one guy turned around and saw four figures dressed in long white, blood smeared robes. Hoods up and faces hid in shadow, just standing and watching them run. The figures were also surrounded by trees all covered with blood.
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Originally a hunting lodge built by an Irish nobleman in 1725, it should have been a grand site. Unfortunately, Lord William Connolley decided to build his lodge on an ancient cairn. If that wasn’t bad enough he thought it would be cost effective to use the stones of the cairn to build his new holiday home. Every single stone used in the construction was once part of an ancient tomb for fallen Irish warriors. This act has evidently pissed something off.
William Connolly mysteriously died a few years later & the Montpellier Lodge became home to an infamous satanic cult, The Hellfire Club. The Hellfire Club was a group of High-born men and women known for indulging in sacrifice and mass sexual gatherings. They were also famed for drinking the blood of the animals and people they killed. Still, today evidence of more recent satanic activities can be found. All of these acts have left a dark and oppressive atmosphere, as well as something a little more sinister.
The Steward’s House
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Constantly dudded as one of Ireland’s most haunted locations. Just Across the road from Mont Pellier Lodge sits the Steward’s House & Stables. Built and lived in by Mathew Connolly and his family, the same man who built the lodge. It was said to also play host to the Hellfire Club and their dark atrocities. In the 1970’s the property was purchased by a Miss O’Brien. She had only spent two nights in her new home before she had been terrified by her dogs making strange howling sounds as if they were terrified. She went downstairs to investigate and found her home destroyed but with no signs
She went downstairs to investigate and found her home destroyed but with no signs of intrusion. During the refurbishments builders constantly quit due to disturbing events, they also found the remains of a dwarf that looked to have had his skull caved in. Some weeks later, Tom O’Massy turned and saw a small deformed man standing three foot tall. He stared at the artist and his assistant before turning into a huge black cat with gleaming red eyes. Needless to say, they ran. That was not the first time this monstrous cat has been seen, it is known as the Killkiky cat and it prowls the halls of Steward’s house day and night. Never turn its portrait upside down.