Collins Barracks was built in 1702 and originally served as a military barracks. In 1997, the building underwent extensive works and was transformed into the Decorative Arts & History branch of the National Museum of Ireland. The museum contains artifacts of historical significance, such as Irish coins, silverware, furniture, costumes, and ceramics.
The historic building is reputedly haunted by the ghosts of soldiers dressed in uniforms from World War 1. They have been spotted by many people who (naturally enough) assumed that they were actors employed by the museum. The spectre of a man wearing a 19th-century soldier’s uniform has also been spotted, and unexplained noises including screams and distressed horses have reportedly been heard.
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