Leap Castle – Ten Most Haunted Places

Located in Northern Ireland this castle has been the site of many strange happenings. Built in about 1250, the castle’s purpose was to guard the pass from Slieve Bloom to Munster. Its history is riddled with tales of battles, torture and horror.

One of the most disturbing things about this castle was the discovery of an oubliette. A pit with a large spike at the bottom. Prisoners who were cast into the pit were either impaled on the spike or left to starve at the bottom. When workmen began clearing the pit is took three carts to remove all the human bones within the chamber.

One of the spirits or entities that is rumoured to roam these halls has terrified owners for centuries. It is said to be a small creature with strange eyes and a rotting smell. Locals have seen strange lights coming from the empty castle for years. Now under restoration the new family claims to have experienced a number of strange happenings as well.

Leap Castle

Leap Castle – An Introduction

Some outside footage of the infamous castle which is obviously in need of some repair.

Leap Castle Ghosts

Sean Ryan, the owner of Leap Castle in Ireland, discusses the spirits that cohabitate in Leap Castle with his family.

Ghost Hunters – Leap Castle Video Ghost

The one they say was a missed ghost. You can judge for yourself.

Leap Castle Oubliette

The castle’s infamous oubliette where hundreds were dropped to their death.

Leap Castle Oubliette – Photo Credit: World Unknown

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6 Responses to “Leap Castle – Ten Most Haunted Places”

  1. cutie on October 15th, 2010 8:19 am

    OMG that is so cool and scary…..i wish i could see that in real life!!!!!!!

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  2. frog on October 26th, 2010 12:08 pm

    I DID see this in real life, when owner Sean Ryan invited 5 of us to tour in April 2009. Sean, an Irish tin whistle musician, passed through our area (Saratoga), so we had a connection aforehand.
    Great castle and quite livable due to Sean’s handiwork. Didn’t see any ghosts, goblins, or ghouls, but did see (and hear from Sean) how the castle and it’s history intertwined to have great lore and storytelling.
    If you visit, be sure to ask Sean to play, and be VERY sure to buy one or two of his CD’s. He’s truly a gifted musician, playing everything from reels to caeli to rebel songs.

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  3. Lynn Diaz on March 13th, 2011 8:48 pm

    My brother-in-law knew I was coming to Ireland March 14th, 2011 and asked me to view this Castle as I have a VERY in tune Sixth Sense! I’ll keep you posted Kuya as I make this journey to Birr from Dublin, but I truly think I am more intrigued by the Owner…I’ll feel them before they know I will… Looking forward to this!

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  4. Juliette Beucler on May 26th, 2011 8:17 pm

    Based on the stories I’ve heard and the experience I’ve seen on the show Ghost Hunters, I don’t think it’s the ghosts that make it so haunted. One thing in there gives everyone the chills and is dangerous, one thing attacked one of the ghost hunter members, and it wasn’t a ghost. It was a demon. Ghosts are usually souls that no longer have their physical bodies to approach people. They are not ready to move on to the other side. But demons are souless creatures, fallen angels, workers of the devil. They can do serious harm and that should not be joked around with. Demons are a very serious case because they can physcially and emotionally harm you in any way they want, that is of course if you don’t have Jesus is your life. Then Jesus’s angels will protect you from those harmful creatures.

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  5. Tara on June 7th, 2011 1:01 pm

    This is not Northern Ireland its Southern Ireland.

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