Located in the pretty seaside heritage town of Malahide, in North County Dublin,this stately castle is eight hundred years old and is surrounded by 250 acres of park land. Malahide Castle is very special in Ireland because the Talbot family managed to keep control of it from 1185 to 1976. The history of the Talbot family is recorded in the Great Hall,where portraits of generations of the familytell their own storyof Irelandís stormy history.The castle is now open to the public, and visitors can step back in time and meander down ancient corridors and winding stairways that lead into atmospheric rooms,rich with period furnish ings, family portraits and interesting artefacts.
It is thought that the castle is haunted by many unseen and unknown spirits whose presence can be felt in every room. One of the best-known ghosts is Puck the Phantom Jester. In the sixteenth century the Talbots always had a jester among their retinue of attendants. One of these jesters, Puck by name, fell in love with a kinswoman of Lady Elenora Fitzgerald, who was detained at the Castle by Henry VIII because of her rebel tendencies. Q a snowy
December night the jester was found close to the walls of the castle stabbed through the heart.
Before he died he swore an oath that he would haunt the castle until a mas ter reigned who chose a bride from the people. The last appearance of Puck was reported during a sale of the contents of the castle in May 1976. An auctioneer from London was busily compiling an inventory when he looked up from his work and saw the unmistakable fig ure of Puck standing by the tiny doorway, shaking his head in censure. Female Ghost | Green Lady | Lauder | Aberdeenshire | Angus | Barcaldine | Barcaldine | Birmingham | Bishop Cameron | Bladnoch | Braemar | Carlow | Doncaster | Dumfriesshire | Dundee | Essex | Female Ghost | Ghost | Goatfell mountain | Green Lady | Green Lady | Ireland | Ireland | Ireland | Kent | Leap | Loch Fyne | Nairn | Pontefract castle | River Tyne | Scotland | Scotland | Scotland | Scotland | Shropshire | Southeastern Ireland | Sussex | The female ghost | Witchcraft |
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