County Cavan - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


The Worm Ditch

Location: Ballinagh - Black Pig's Dyke at Ardkill Hill, stretching across the country
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The Black Pig's Dyke stretches across six counties, and in County Cavan it is known as The Worm Ditch in the (former) belief it was created by a huge worm crossing the lands.


 
 


Bankruptcy

Location: Ballyconnell - Aughrim Wedge Tomb
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: November 2011
Further Comments: According to the Belfast Telegraph, former billionaire Sean Quinn moved the Aughrim Wedge Tomb in 1992, which was home to fairy folk. These little entities cursed the man responsible for the relocation - Sean was at one point worth just under five billion euros, and as of November 2011, he only had eleven thousand euros in the bank.


 
 


Sionnan

Location: Dowra - Shannon Pot (lake)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Lake still present
Further Comments: Sionnan, daughter of the God of the Sea, visited this site to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. After the first bite, a pool of water bubbled up and swallowed her, ultimately creating the River Shannon.


 
 


Oilliphéist

Location: Dowra, Cuilcagh Mountain - Shannon River (source in Co Cavan)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Circa Fifth Century AD
Further Comments: Reputedly eel-like with a horse-like head, the Oilliphéist carved out the Shannon River while trying to escape Saint Patrick.


 
 


Coach

Location: Killeshandra - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach pulled by ghostly horses is said to manifest in the area when a death is due.


 
 


Photographed Monster

Location: Killykeen - Lough Erne waterway
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: August 1999
Further Comments: After brushing against a swimmer, the creature thought to lurk in this lough was accidently photographed by local man Sean Walsh. It has been described as being over two metres long with a spiky head, while others have speculated the creature is actually a Wells catfish or a pike.


 
 


Sabrina and Orwin

Location: Mountnugent - Ross Castle and Ross Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: Sabrina, daughter of Richard Nugent, also known as the Black Baron, and Orwin were killed as they tried to elope and escape family politics in the days of old. En route, Orwin drowned and Sabrina died a few days later of a broken heart. Their ghosts haunt the area, and may manifest in the form of screams and unnatural cold winds. The Black Baron's ghost is also reputed to haunt the area


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