Located on the shores of theworid famous lakesofKillarney in south-west lreland,the Lake Hotel isa magical place with its castle,lakes and mountain views.Although the building looks modern on the outside, inside enough remains to remind you that it was once a nineteenth-century manor house. In the hotel grounds are the ruins of Castlelough Castle.The castle was built around 1210 and was once home to the hard-drinking and hard-fighting McCarthy Mors.
One of the best-known Lake Hotel ghosts is Dan of the Feathers. During the reign of Elizabeth I, a soldier called Donal McCarthy acquired the nickname of Dan of the Feathers because of his habit of collecting the plumed helmets from fallen English troops as his trophies of war. His ghost is thought to drift towards the hotel across the lake in a spectral boat at midnight. Some say they have seen him in the Devilís Punchbowl bar looking at the ruined castle with sadness, as if recalling its past days of glory
Staff and guests in the hotel also report sightings of the other resident ghost in the hotel, a young girl aged 12 to
She is often seen flitting down the hotelís many dark corridors. When she appears, witnesses describe a chilly feeling and a sense of peace and calm. No one knows who she is or why she haunts the hotel but she is described as dressing in white in the style of the seventeenth century Some members of staff believe she may be the daughter of Ellen McCarthy, sister to Dan of the Feathers, and they have called the ghost Ellen after her mother. Fife | Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Boxley | Chesterfield | Connemara | Cornwall | Hampshire | Kiveton | Lanark | Lancashire | Lincoln | Lowestoft | Room 3 | Royal Hotel | Scotland | Scotland |
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