Ireland is a country with a long history and rich mythology. It is no wonder that its many castles have so many ghost stories. The question is, how do you decide which castle is the most worthy of your time? Here are some of the country’s most famous ghosts.
Built in 1625 by James Shaw, there are rumours of at least three ghosts in Ballygally Castle. The most prominent is James’ wife, Isabella. Legend claims that she was imprisoned in the tower where she either killed herself, or was killed by her husband. Either way, she is rumoured to continue to knock on doors. Other than that, she is considered a friendly ghost. Ireland is a country with a long history and rich mythology. It is no wonder that its many castle have so many ghost stories
This is an even older castle, built by Sir Walter de Riddlesford before passing through several owners. In the 16th century, the Earl of Kildare earned himself a mystical reputation and his wife asked him to prove he had magic powers. He agreed, but when she fainted at his display, he disappeared forever. Now legend says he reappears every seven years. Show your own connection to Irish history with a mens single button shawl collar Aran sweater.
Clonony Castle has passed through a few owners since it was built in the 1500s, from its original inhabitants, the MacCoughlans, to Henry VII of England who then presented it to Thomas Boleyn (father of the unfortunate Anne). Two of Anne’s cousins are buried there, Two of Anne’s cousins are buried there but no one knows the identity of the mysterious man who appears in the mist at the top of the tower.
A 1780 building renovated in 1830, Killua has been owned by the Chapman family for most of its existence. The rumoured ghost is an 18th century steward who cheated his master, Sir Benjamin Chapman, before drowning himself in the lake. Keep yourself warm and dry by wearing a mens single button shaw collar Aran sweater when you visit.
Reverend Robert Taylor had Ardgillan built in 1738. One day, Louisa, Lady Connolly, wife of Baron Langford, was invited to stay. She decided to go swimming in the sea, against advice. An hour later, her lifeless body was pulled from the water. Today, a woman in white can still sometimes be seen climbing the steps up from the beach, heading back to the castle. Ireland is a country with a long history and rich mythology. It is no wonder that its many castles have so many ghost stories.