The Ghosts of Leap Castle

Leap Castle in County Offaly has been a site of battle, murder, destruction, and torture. Little wonder that rumours of the castle being haunted have circulated for hundreds of years.

Suddenly, two hands were laid on my shoulders. I turned round sharply and saw, as clearly as I see you now-a grey ‘Thing’, standing a couple of feet from me, with its bent arms raised as if it were cursing me. I cannot describe in words how utterly awful the ‘Thing’ was, its very indefinableness rendering the horrible shadow more gruesome.