County Laois - Paranormal Database Records

General White

Location: Aghaboe - Abbey Field
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This general commanded the 17th lancers during the Crimea campaign and was thought to haunt a field close to where he was born.


Figure

Location: Ballybrittas - Fisherman's Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown (likely 2000s)
Further Comments: A ghostly figure is said to stand by the fireplace here, while other witnesses are reported to have spotted orbs (whether in photographs or real life is not clear).


No Ploughing

Location: Ballylusk - Old burial ground
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmer who tried to plough this sacred land died after falling and banging his head. The two horses drawing the plough died the following day.


Hearse

Location: Ballylusk - Roads around an old burial ground
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man returning home after visiting the local public house was said to have encountered a phantom horse and cart containing a hearse.


Dazzling Figure

Location: Mountrath - Old barracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midday, 1986
Further Comments: A dazzling, coloured figure was seen standing in the second floor window of the old barracks by two brothers as they walked towards the building. More curious than scared, they investigated the site and realised there were no floors inside, so nowhere the figure could have stood.


Something

Location: Rathronshin - The Dullow Bush
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A vague entry in the Laois Burial Grounds Survey 2011 says that the word Dullow is used to describe a phantom, although details of the haunting are not given.


Large Hound

Location: Rock of Dunamase - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is said to be haunted by a huge black hound which protects treasure buried somewhere under the structure.


Richard Ely

Location: Roscrea - Ballaghmore Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Richard was shot in the castle by a poacher and has remained here since. One of the flagstones is still discoloured by his blood.


Strange Light

Location: Timogue - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This churchyard would be illuminated by unearthly light and night, and the locals whispered that fleeting white shapes could be seen darting between tombstones.


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