private personal irish tours ireland - Leap Castle

The world’s most haunted Castle.

A turbulent and bloody history, used as a fortress, home and tomb.  Leap Castle is home to many fascinating and sometimes horrific spirits.

Built in the early 1500’s under the supervision of the powerful and warring O’Carroll clan, Leap Castle has been the centre of much bloodshed and brutal  attrocities.

Leap Castle was originally named 'Leim Ui Bhanain', which translates to 'Leap of the O'Bannons'. According to legend, two of the O'Bannon brothers were contesting two of the leaders of their clan. It was decided that the only way to settle the disagreement was by a show of bravery.

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