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Most Haunted House In Ireland Has Just Gone Up For Sale

Most Haunted House In Ireland Has Just Gone Up For Sale

Horror buffs who also happen to be on the property ladder, we might have just the thing for you.

Loftus Hall, the notorious haunted mansion in Ireland, is currently up for sale - but be aware the asking price includes all the ghosts that might come with it.

The Palladian-gothic property, located on the Hook Peninsula in Wexford County, is currently on the market for £2.26 million.

(Credit: Loftus Hall)
(Credit: Loftus Hall)
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The 27,124 square foot estate is made up of 22 bedrooms and 63 acres of land. It was purchased by Aidan Quigley in 2011 who restored the home and opened it to the public for ghostly tours.

One of Aidan's major conditions of selling the property is finding an owner who is willing to continue opening the home to the public.

"We brought it to a stage where we're quite happy with what we've done," he told Insider. "We'll let somebody else take it up with new energy, new monies, and new ideas."

(Credit: Loftus Hall)
(Credit: Loftus Hall)
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Currently, and estimated 70,000 and 80,000 per year travel to Loftus Hall to experience the paranormal house, grounds and its haunted history.

The home, dating back to 1775, is marred by the legend of Anne Tottenham.

Anne was living in the mansion with her family at the time and legend has it, during a terrible storm, a stranger came to the door looking for shelter.

Welcoming him in, the family decided to pass the time with a candlelit game of cards. Dropping a card on the floor accidentally, Anne reached over and notice the man had hooves in place of feet.

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(Credit: Loftus Hall)
(Credit: Loftus Hall)

Believing they were in the presence of the devil, the horrified family then witnessed the man shoot through the roof in a ball of flames.

Anne entered a stage of madness and shock after the strange happenings and never recovered.

Her family were forced to lock Anne in the mansion's tapestry room (considered to be the most haunted room in the house) where she died a few years later.

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Scarred by the events, the family even ordered a priest to come in to perform an exorcism on the house.

Residents since have sworn they have seen Anne wandering mad and aimlessly through the home.

Ok, we have shivers.

(Credit: Loftus Hall)
(Credit: Loftus Hall)
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If you are interested in enquiring about Loftus Hall (are you mad?!) you can email at [email protected].

Featured Image Credit: Loftus Hall

Topics: Life News, Horror, travel

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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