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Some of these places have been visited by us and others are on our radar. Stay tuned!

Some Halloween Events 2019

Some Halloween Events 2019

It’s almost Halloween and this year there are some interesting events that your kids might like! CreepyTown Venue: The Helix. What is it? CreepyTown returns to the Helix this October. It is an event presented by TheatreworX Productions and is designed with family in mind. It is approximately an hour long and is interactive. It features spooktacular visual effects, creepy dancers  and crazy characters. It can all be enjoyed from the comfort of theatre seats! If you are looking for…

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Some Interesting Locations

Some Interesting Locations

It is no secret that the island of Ireland is scattered with ancient ruins and if these ruins could talk they would tell tales of bloodshed and death! I have decided to put a short post together with 2 of Ireland’s eeriest locations. These locations have tales of love and death and are well worth a visit! #1: Ross Castle, Lough Sheelin, Co. Meath. This building is famous, or infamous, for its tragic love story in the 16th century. Built…

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Lismore Castle and Gardens

Lismore Castle and Gardens

This is not really a location of recorded paranormal activity but it is a location that has a very long history and I believe that it is places like Lismore Castle that deserve a bit more attention. Our visit to Lismore Castle was a complete accident! Our initial plan was to visit Mount Melleray Abbey but this site caught our attention as we drove through the village of Lismore. The location not only boasts a magnificent castle, it has probably…

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St. Michan’s Church

St. Michan’s Church

We visited St. Michan’s Church in 2017 but unfortunately we were not granted permission to carry out a paranormal investigation. The church was founded in 1095 and for almost 600 years it was the only church on the Dublin’s north side. The present structure was constructed in 1685 and renovations began in 1825. The interior has changed very little and still contains the original organ. Another notable artefact is the Penitant’s Desk, commissioned in 1724 and used for public confession….

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St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

Situated less than an hour from our home, this location is visited by us time after time. The scenery alone is well worth the journey but we much prefer to arrive long after the sun goes down. The cemetery is located just minutes from the village of Laragh and it is situated on an ancient monastic site of an early Irish Monastery. The cemetery is still in use today with many of the ancient headstones in very good condition. It…

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Our Visit to Ballycorus Leadmine

Our Visit to Ballycorus Leadmine

This location took us by surprise as we had no plans at all to pay it a visit. We never even heard of the place until a work colleague mentioned it. The leadmine is long abandoned and sits in the Dublin Hills overlooking the townland of Ballycorus. Opened around 1807, the mine was taken over by the Mining Company of Ireland (MCI) in 1826 who owned and operated the site up until closure in 1913. After the mine was exhausted…

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Our Visit to the Rock of Dunamase

Our Visit to the Rock of Dunamase

The Rock of Dunamase is one of our favourite spots to visit at night. It is located just 1 hour from our home and we have been to this location dozens of times. The castle played an important role in the early Anglo-Norman expansion in Leinster as it sits on the main route between Laois and Carlow. Today most of the surviving ruins at the site date from the late 12th and early 13th centuries AD, but evidence for earlier…

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Our Visit To Killiane Castle

Our Visit To Killiane Castle

We arrived for a 2 night stay at the amazing Killiane Castle in Wexford. We were immediately struck by the size of the ruins but also by the free access that was granted to us by the owner. Our apartment for the weekend was literally meters away from the castle entrance and there were no restrictions whatsoever on the access times. The ground floor of the ruin is currently used for storage but work-in-progress can clearly be noticed. The stairwell…

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