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Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle

Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co
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Dublin, Ireland is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Malahide Castle. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

King Henry II of England built Malahide castle for his dear friend Sir Richard Talbot, a knight in Malahide, Co. Dublin in 1185. He was granted the "lands and harbour of Malahide." It was home to the Talbot family for 791 years, from 1185 until 1976

The estate survived such losses as the Battle of the Boyne, when fourteen members of the owner's family sat down to breakfast in the Great Hall, and all were dead by evening, and the Penal Laws, even though the family remained Roman Catholic until 1774. 

The Hauntings

The Malahide Castle ghosts are as much a part of the estate as the ancient woodlands and the elegant rooms. Reports of spooky sightings go back as long as the castle’s 800-year history; hardly surprising when you consider the tales of battles, bloodshed, and broken-hearts surrounding this medieval building.

One of the castle’s most popular specters is that of Sir Walter Hussey. He was the son of the Baron, Lord Galtrim. He was killed in battle during his wedding day in the 15th century. He is said to wander the castle at night groaning in pain while pointing to the spear wound on his side. He is a heartbroken ghost because his bride-to-be married his rival immediately after his death.

There is also Lady Maud Plunkett. She appears to castle workers and guests as she did on the day of her marriage to a Lord Chief Justice. She would chase her husband’s ghost through the corridors of the castle.

The castle is mostly haunted by the castle's jester, the Puck of Malahide. Stories tell that the Puck had fallen in love with a prisoner, Lady Elenora Fitzgerald. The Puck was mysteriously stabbed to death outside the castle days later, and with his last breath, vowed to haunt the castle forever. Puck continues to nurse a broken heart in the turret where he used to live. There have been many sightings of the jester, who has apparently been photographed several times. When the castle was sold in 1979, potential buyers claimed to see the ghost roaming the grounds and the castle itself.

You may also have heard of the lady in white; a female apparition who wanders the rooms and corridors of the castle. Could this be the Lady Elenora Fitzgerald?

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More spooky reads about Haunted Ireland...

 A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany Paperback – February 28, 2006 by Aubrey Burl  (Author)     Ireland's Haunted Places: Scary castles and ruins by [Eddie mcGrath]     Ireland's Ghosts, Legends, and Lore Paperback – September 28, 2013 by E. Ashley Rooney  (Author)



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Date added: Dec/15/2019 | Last time updated: Oct/20/2021

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