Most Haunted

Season 5 Episode 4

Kinnitty Castle

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 14, 2004 on Living
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Kinnitty Castle

Description: Former ancient castle, now 37-room luxury hotel Era: " The first Castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was later rebuilt by the Normans in 1213. History: After rebuilding the castle, the Normans were driven out by the powerful Gaelic clan, the O'Carrolls of Ely. 1630, William O'Carroll built a new Castle in close proximity to the old Abbey. This was confiscated in 1641 by the English forces as part of the plantation of Offaly, or "Kings County" as it was renamed. In 1922, as with many stately homes in Ireland, the Castle was burned down by the Republican forces. The Castle was rebuilt in 1928 and the Bernard family lived there until 1946 when it was sold to Lord Decies who in turn sold the Castle to The State in 1951. The State retained ownership until it was purchased by the Ryan family in 1994 and has since been transformed. Ghost ratings: In the Banquet Hall there is a huge presence of a spirit of a monk, very tall and is always dressed in black. He is apparently a kind spirit, who delights in some of the more joyous events that are held at the castle, and is especially fond of Con Ryan, the castle's current owner. The Geraldine Bedroom is where many people have told of feeling the presence of a spirit of a child, who is often heard whimpering. Spooky experiences: The Monk who resides in the Great Hall is apparently able to predict and foresee the future and he passes his messages through members of staff. Everything that he predicts allegedly comes true. He is also rumoured to haunt the dungeon bar of the hotel. Outside Con Ryan's cottage lies an array of Celtic stones. When paranormal groups investigated these stones, a number of orbs were detected on camera around them.


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  • Crew visits Kinnitty Castle. Amazing location dating back to the 6th century. TONS of history. Amazing building.

    Derek's walk around went rather well. He was picking up on a well known spirit. He was acting a little dramatic in the beginning though. But as he walked around and visited the different places of the location he was actually picking up some rather good details. He picked out names that they later dug around for the check. And he was quite accurate with names and dates. Activity was off the wall! Karl and Keiran went to the gym that used to be the original monastary. They actually seemed to be communicating with a spirit through knocks. Karl had crazy experiences as he was investigating Geraldine's room. First his battery started to die so he went to go change it. He heard some slight knocking... then, as he was in the corridor he felt something touch his face. He came back to the corridor with a new battery and he hears some banging/rattling noises. Then you can see some beautiful orbs passing in front of the camera. There was lots of creaking on the floor, but I think that's just the old floor boards... but then... Karl pauses for a sec and you can hear light footsteps!

    Derek and Richard go back to the gym to investigate. they think they see someone outside! The camera shot is truly amazing. They seem to be getting great responses as they try to communicate with the spirits. The girls join Richard later on and they get some responsive knocks as well.

    They end the evening with some table tipping along with the owner of the castle. Crew's first experience with this, they get some slight movement.moreless

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