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Springhill

Springhill

An early plantation house situated outside Moneymore, County Londonderry, is haunted by the friendly ghost of Olivia Lenox Conyngham. She is said to float around the gardens and house and loves to see visitors to her home!

Brackenridge's Folly

Brackenridge's Folly

This three-story mausoleum stands on a prominent hill south of Clogher, County Tyrone. It was built by an unpopular 19th century landlord, intending that his tenants 'look up to him' in death.

Fairy Tree

Fairy Tree

This tree stands in a field outside the village of Garrison, County Fermanagh and is known locally as the Fairy Tree. Here you can expect to see apparitions, hear your name being called and dodge suspicious objects whizzing past your face.

Scotch Street

Scotch Street, Dungannon

A large woman holding a spear stalks up and down the street.

Glenshane Pass

Glenshane Pass

Reputedly haunted by the shadowy figure of a man and his dog.

Main Street, Ballymoney

Main Street, Ballymoney

Said to be the haunting grounds for George �Bloody� Hutchinsons, who clanks up and down the street between the hour of midnight and 1am with his ball and chain.

Workhouse Museum

Workhouse Museum

Allegedly haunted by a matron and two children. The matron is supposedly buried at the top of thirteen steps which lead to a room where she accidentally left two children to suffocate. She apparently roams the workhouse switching on lights.

Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple

Situated on the Downhill estate on the North Coast, is said to have blood appear on the floor only to mysteriously disappear within minutes.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle

A few centuries ago the kitchens of the castle slipped into the sea below, taking the staff with them. On certain nights you can still hear the screams of the people as they fell to their watery graves.

Cushie Glen - the Highwayman

Cushie Glen - the Highwayman

Said to haunt the road that runs between Downhill and Limavady � Murder Hall Road, a place that no living soul would be seen �dead� on! Apparently Cushie and his wife were responsible for many murders here and people have reported hearing horses' hooves on this stretch of road.

Loughareema - the Vanishing Lake

Loughareema - the Vanishing Lake

This lake can literally disappear before your eyes, owing to a highly unusual bog landscape below. In 1898 two men and their horses drowned while trying to cross, and they are said to haunt the lake to this day.

Ballygally Castle Hotel

Ballygally Castle Hotel

Said to be haunted by Isabel Shaw who wanders the corridors at night dressed in a silk dress, amusing herself by knocking on guests� doors. Those who are particularly brave can request to stay in the ghost room!

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle

Said to be haunted by Button Cap who carries his head under his arms as he walks the battlements and Dobbin�s Inn, also in Carrickfergus, is supposedly haunted by Button Cap�s girlfriend.

Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall

Said to be haunted by various spectres that died working on the construction of the building. If you are there late at night a chilling presence can be felt around the toilets!

The Old Bridge, Crawfordsburn to Newtownards Road

The Old Bridge, Crawfordsburn to Newtownards Road

Near the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, this road is apparently home to a mysterious figure in a black cloak.

White Horse Hotel

White Horse Hotel

Said to be haunted by a mail stage coach complete with portly driver, who pulls up and enters the hotel only to mysteriously disappear.

So The Story Goes...

Hauntings not only occur in buildings. There have been spooky encounters on streets and highways around Northern Ireland:

Ballymoney Main Street is said to be the haunting grounds for George ‘Bloody’ Hutchinsons, who clanks up and down the street between the hour of midnight and 1am with his ball and chain.

In Dungannon’s Scotch Street it is said that a large woman holding a spear stalks up and down the street!

The Glenshane Pass in County Londonderry is reputedly haunted by the shadowy figure of a man and his dog.

Highwayman Cushie Glen is said to haunt the road that runs between Downhill and Limavady – Murder Hall Road, a place that no living soul would be seen ‘dead’ on! Apparently Cushie and his wife were responsible for many murders here and people have reported hearing horses' hooves on this stretch of road.

The old bridge over the Newtownards to Crawfordsburn road, near the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel is apparently home to a mysterious figure in a black cloak.

Our visitor attractions are also proving popular with our misty friends:

The Tower Museum houses the second oldest coach in Ireland and it is said to be frequently visited by Mary Anne Knox who was shot by her lover MacNaughton. A photograph, on display in the museum, shows a mist in the coach.

Also in Derry, The Workhouse Museum is allegedly haunted by a matron and two children. The matron is supposedly buried at the top of thirteen steps which lead to a room where she accidentally left two children to suffocate. She apparently roams the workhouse switching on lights.

Belfast City Hall is said to be haunted by various spectres that died working on the construction of the building. If you are there late at night a chilling presence can be felt around the toilets!

You might expect a graveyard and churches to be a place of rest for departed souls but alas they do not escape a place on our most haunted round-up:

Many years ago Friars Bush on Belfast's Stranmillis Road was reputedly haunted by a lady in white holding a lantern.

St Nicholas’s Church, Carrickfergus, is haunted by a former clergyman and the grey lady. On the Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, on the site of the old Courtlands factory, the figure of a monk has been seen walking around the site – it used to be a priory.

The site known today as The Art College, Belfast once played its part in a battle around the 16th century and the battle appears to continue even to this day! People have reported hearing the clashing of swords and the bang of cannons late at night!

 

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