10 places in Ireland that will chill you to the bone

Image of Our Lady's Hospital & St. Kevin's Asylum, Cork courtesy of Michael O'Brien/YouTube

Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, these locations from around Ireland will at the very least give you the heebie jeebies.

Duckett's Grove (Carlow)

The ruined estate has long been subject to "unexplained phenomena".

The Rock of Cashel Graveyard (Tipperary)

Spatters Cross (Kilbeacanty, Co. Galway)

Our Lady's Hospital/Atkins Hall (Cork)

Cork's former District Asylum is still partly in use today as apartments.

Atkins Hall even has its own Twitter ghost.

Take a peek inside the abandoned portion.

St Senan's Hospital (Wexford)

Wander the lonely halls of St Senan's below.

Ballygally Castle (Antrim)

Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 haunted hotels in the world, you may not want to overstay your welcome.

Ross Castle (Meath)

Many guests have reported ghost sightings at this remote castle.

Charleville Castle (Offaly)

Coined an "ancient Celtic nightmare" by American television series 'Scariest Places on Earth', a stay at Charleville Castle may liven up your trip.

St Brendan's Hospital (Grangegorman, Dublin)

Somebody was brave enough to spend 25 minutes exploring the abandoned hospital.

Leap Castle (Offaly)

Loftus Hall (Wexford)

Reputed by Lonely Planet to be one of the most haunted houses in Ireland, enter Loftus Hall at your own risk.

Now is the perfect time to start planning a staycation at one of the above spots this summer.

By Tom McCarthy

 

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