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The Story of Loftus Hall, the most haunted house in Ireland.

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The Devil in Disguise

Loftus Hall, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. Located near to the Hook Peninsula, this manor house is the location for a famous local legend about the devil visiting a lonely woman.
Loftus Hall, due to an old local story, has become known as the most haunted house in Ireland. The story goes like this:
Loftus Hall is located on the Hook Head Peninsula in County Wexford. Once, a young lady was living In Loftus Hall in 1765, and she longed for some romance in her life. The Hook Peninsula is a bleak and lonely place in the winter, and so life was dull for her. One stormy night a young man arrived on horseback. He claimed to be lost and had been guided here by the light from the Hook Lighthouse. He needed shelter for the night, and was welcomed in by the owners. Naturally,  the lonely Anne was delighted. They invited him to stay for some time. During the course of his stay he romanced the young and lonely Anne. Apparently he whiled away the long nights with a game of whist. (Must have been one hell of a charmer.)
It was during one of these games that Anne was to discover his terrible secret. As she bent down to recover some cards she had dropped, Anne saw that her companion had unmistakably cloven feet. Her screams echoed through the house and made the man aware that his secret was out. Immediately he turned into a ball of fire and exited through the roof. The hole left by his departure apparently resisted all attempts at repair.
There are many tales of his returning to haunt the residents of Loftus Hall, until he was finally exorcised by a local priest. Anne went insane and people say that her tortured ghost wanders the rooms of the hall to this very day.

How to get to Loftus Hall

Getting to Ireland

Dublin is the main airport for the Rep of Ireland, or else Belfast in Northern Ireland. If you are coming from within Europe then the following airlines are worth looking at.

Wizz Air: Personally I have always found them to be the best and offer the lowest fares.



Aer Lingus

Skyscanner: A great place to search and compare flights

Ebookers: Ebookers have been around for longer than most and have always offered a great choice of flights.

Getting around


The best way to get around Ireland is by car. Either take your own car or you can rent one easily from Dublin or any other major city. Here are three great places to look:

Discover Cars

Skyscanner Car Hire

Ebookers car hire


The national bus service connects most major cities, towns and villages and is a good way to get around, especially if you want to meet some locals

Bus Eireann

If you want a fun way to travel with other like-minded travellers then try the Paddywagon


The national train service also serves a lot of the larger towns and cities. Great for getting from one side of the country to the other.

Iarnrod Eireann


Holidu: This is a great website to search for a variety of places to stay.

Hostelworld: If you are looking for budget accommodation then Hostelworld is a great place to search for a variety of backpacker hostels, B&Bs and hotels.

My Ireland Book

Read the story of my first ever trip around Ireland in my book, Hot Footing Around the Emerald Isle.

With just a backpack as a home, a guidebook in one hand, a bizarre travelogue in the other and very little money in my bank account, I leave my home and set off to this little country that has always been my neighbour, yet overlooked by myself for many years as I pursued dreams to travel to far and exotic countries. However, I was soon to learn that one of the most beautiful places in the world was right on my doorstep.


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