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County Roscommon Ghosts, Folklore and Paranormal Places

Faces at the Windows

Location: Athleague - Castle Strange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Built on a site of Celtic ceremony, many people have reported seeing weird faces peering out of the windows.

Fighting Fairies

Location: Battlebridge - Bridge
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmer from Sheemore (Co Leitrim) who once helped the fairies had his cattle taken by bailiffs. The bailiffs drove the cattle for a few miles before being intercepted by the fairies at a bridge, where the bailiffs were beaten by invisible foes and scared away. Legend says this is how Battlebridge received its name.

Green Lady

Location: Boyle - Rockingham House (currently a barracks?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Soldiers stationed at the barracks reported seeing this green lady as she patrolled the area. Some claimed the ghost to be a former servant at the house who descended into madness and hid herself away in a vegetable cupboard.


Location: Castlerea - Castlerea Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2008
Further Comments: Castlerea Prison hit the news after claims that an exorcism was required to dismiss strange paranormal activity occurring in the gym. Governor Dan Scannel denied the reports.

A phantom black pig in Kiltrustan.

Black Pig

Location: Kiltrustan - Road close to old plantation
Type: Other
Date / Time: April 1918
Further Comments: A phantom black pig made itself known to children. Adults standing in the same area could not perceive it, even when the children shouted that the entity was running around their feet.

Man Carrying Stone

Location: Strokestown - Hilly road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was once not uncommon to see the ghost of a figure carrying a large mill stone along this road.

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