Ireland is an island of myths and legends… and not surprisingly, ghostly goings on! Stories about phantom horses, Devilish apparitions, ghostly hangmen and execution yards that still echo with gunshots will chill you to the bone on your spooky journey.
You’ll hear about the Banshee - the Irish ghost with the dreadful, wailing voice. Descriptions of her appearance vary from story to story, from an ugly old hag to a beautiful young woman, but all agree that the creature’s blood-curdling voice can be heard three times before someone dies. And then of course, there are the locations and buildings said to be haunted.
Wicklow Gaol, which has a reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Ireland and as it housed prisoners from Ireland’s various rebellions against British rule, it’s not surprising. There have been sightings of a woman in 19th-century dress and a little girl who appears in the schoolroom.
The Hell Fire Club is the popular name given to the ruined building at the top of Montpelier Hill in Co Dublin where the Devil is said to have appeared.
Loftus Hall, a large abandoned mansion on the Hook peninsula, Co Wexford is said to haunted by the Devil and the ghost of a young woman.
In Dublin (where author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, was born), visit St Michan's Church where the bodies of people who died in the 15th century are perfectly preserved for all to see.
And then you can finish off your supernatural trip to Ireland with a Ghostbus tour of the city!