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County Monaghan Ghosts, Folklore and Paranormal Places

Stoned Monster

Location: Ballybay - Lough Major
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1911 or 1912
Further Comments: Three boys watched a weird water creature playing in the lake - they threw stones at the creature and ran when it approached them. They stated it had a hairy, horned head.

Famine Victims

Location: Carrickmacross - Workhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former workhouse is reportedly haunted by ghosts dating back from the Great Famine.


Location: Castleblayney - Lake
Type: Other
Date / Time: 25 June 1889
Further Comments: A woman sitting on the banks of this lake watched a ghostly figure in a tweed suit jump into this body of water. Just over a week later, a banker took his life at the same spot.

Lamp Carrier

Location: Clones - Road between Clones and Scarva
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Travelling along the road carrying a candlelit lamp under one arm, this tall shadowy figure wearing a long cloak is thought to have once been murdered in the area.

Date with Death

Location: Eringle Truagh - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Picking on the last person to leave a funeral to have occurred here, this phantasm manifests as a beautiful woman in front of male witnesses and as a gorgeous man for female viewers. It acts as a real person, setting a date when it can next meet with the mortal, before vanishing into thin air. The date agreed upon is when the witness dies.


Location: Glaslough - Castle Leslie
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1910s
Further Comments: When Lady Marjorie's son died in World War I, his form appeared to the woman as she sat in bed. Mistaking the ghost for a real person, she tried to speak to Norman, only to watch him fade away. He has been seen since in the same room. The castle is also haunted by Lady Constance, who died in 1925.

Uncle Moreton

Location: Glaslough - Glaslough House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1927
Further Comments: Author Shane Leslie encountered his dead Uncle Moreton while visiting his family home. Moreton warned the man that his other uncle would not be impressed by a recent article Leslie had penned. It turned out to be the truth.

In Want of Mary

Location: Monaghan - Emyvale Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: An ethereal old man walks along the road calling the name 'Mary'. It is believed that his wife Mary was robbed and murdered along the street sometime in the eighteenth century.

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