Kinnitty Castle sits in the heart of Ireland’s midlands and just a stones throw from the town of Birr, Co. Offaly.
The first castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was rebuilt by the Normans in 1213. During that period an Augustinian abbey (St Finnian’s) was established near the castle, of which the famous High Cross and Abbey Wall still remain.
We have visited the castle on 2 occasions and it was on our 2nd visit that we had the pleasure of staying in the Geraldine Room. This room has been the focus of many paranormal groups including the famous ‘Most Haunted’ team and it never ceases to deliver! We spent a total of 2 nights and our investigation resulted in some very clear orbs and a very interesting EVP!
It is common knowledge among the staff at Kinnitty Castle that the spirit of a monk, named Hugh, roams the castle’s corridors and over the years he has been known to interact with guests but it is also recorded that the spirit of a young girl is specifically tied to the Geraldine room. On the 2nd night of our 2nd visit we were woken by an object that seemed to be thrown onto the floor. We carried out an EVP session while recording video footage and in the 2 clips below you will clearly see orbs. Both of these orbs almost follow the same path which leads me to believe that they are not dust particles. Have a look and see what you think.
We have plans to return to Kinnitty Castle before the end of this year so stay tuned!