Ireland's Haunted Hostelries - for that special holiday feeling ... why not drop into a pub with its own ghost? Or even stay a night with things that go bump in the night? Ireland has a fair share of ghostly happenings and finding a haunted hostelry is not a difficult task. Add a dark night with rain lashing the window panes and you are sure to feel some shivers running down your spine. But caveat emptor - while you will have a good pint or night's rest in all mentioned houses, otherworldly apparitions cannot be guaranteed!
1. Ross Castle
Mount Nugent, Co. Cavan
1 Prospect Square, Glasnevin, DublinProspect Cemetery and the frequently observed custom to order a pint by throwing a shovel of earth from the cemetery against the pub's wall. The resident ghost is said to be an elderly man in old-fashioned tweeds, sitting at the bar and enjoying a pint ... until he disappears without trace.
3. The Castle Inn
5 Lord Edward Street, Dublin
Today the temperature is said to dip and the mood to darken whenever Mangan's ghost decides to drop into the Castle Inn. Unfortunately he hasn't left any new poetry during his visits - and the pub has been modernized.[/p
33 High Street, Donaghadee, Co. Down
Renvyle, Co. Galway
274 Coast Road, Ballygally, Larne, Co. Antrim
20 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin
Kieran Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
6-8 High Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
10. O'Brien's Bar
Churchtown, Co. Cork
Source: About.com Go Ireland