Ireland may be known for its rich history and luscious green fields, but what many people don’t know is that Ireland is also home to many extremely creepy and haunted places. From jails haunted by the ghosts of former inmates, to a hill that has seen some of the most horrific and scary incidents that have been told in Ireland throughout the year, here are what I believe are the five most haunted places in Ireland.
5. The Hellfire Club, Co. Dublin
Montpelier Hill which houses The Hellfire Club could be one of Ireland’s most haunted locations. Rich with stories of murder, ghosts, and even rituals, it is sure to fascinate and scare anybody that dares to visit it. It dates back to the early 1200s and has witnessed some horrific incidents in its time. A young woman who was trapped in a barrel and set on fire is reported to be heard screaming in anguish.
But this is far from all that has happened here. A young man with dwarfism was brutally murdered during a ritual and buried under the kitchen of Killakee House with an effigy of a demon. While a huge, malevolent black cat is said to stalk the area and strike immense fear into anyone who comes into contact with it.
But perhaps the most famous visitor to the club is the Devil himself. It has been said that he appeared during a card game after Simon Luttrell agreed to give up his soul to the Devil in return for settling his debts. When the Devil arrived, Luttrell distracted him and escaped. Without a doubt, Montpelier Hill and its surroundings are some of the most fascinating and scary places in the whole of Ireland.