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Leap Castle

Leap Castle is known as Irelands most haunted castle. Risk a visit if you dare… and make this a family holiday to remember!

Phone:+ 353 86 8690547

For more dramatic history, you could take a trip to Leap Castle, which is said to be haunted by a number of spectres, the most terrifying being a small hunched creature whose apparition is accompanied by a rotting stench of a decomposing corpse and the smell of sulphur. The O'Carrolls, princes of Ely, built it as their main stronghold in 1250 A.D. It was erected on a most commanding site facing the Great Pass through the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the province of Munster. It has a massive tower and walls nine feet thick. Gory murders are said to have taken place there - notably at a window high up in the tower.

Visits to Leap Castle are by appointment with the other who can be reached on 0353 86 8690547. Please note that as the castle walls are very thick, telephone reception is not always available so if you wish to try reach the proprietor, Sean Ryan, via email, the best address to reach him on is seanryan@mail2web.com.  Thank you and enjoy your visit!!

Please Note: Visit inside the castle is only open to visitors on request and by prior arrangement.

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