Crossword Puzzle: Spirits of Ireland
by Linda Burke
2 Leamaneh Castle, Co Clare is haunted by the
red-haired girl, ___ ____, whose taunting
cackles and screams are sometimes heard
echoing from the walls.
4 Ballyheighue Castle, Co Kerry is haunted by a
person holding a _____ and dressed in 18th century
clothing, complete with thigh boots and hat.
7 Cork District _______ Asylum is haunted by
those that were subjected to Hallaran’s chair.
10 Seafield House, Co Sligo where Owen brought
home Egyptian _______ that broughyt out a
powerful poltergeist that would shake the house
and shatter the ornaments
13 The Abbey of the _____ ___, Co Limerick is
haunted by a Fitzgerald Lady who was into the
14 The Sharon _______ ,is also said to be haunted
by a “Blue Lady” ghost.
16 On the grounds of Blarney Castle. The 600-
year-old Witch’s ___ ____ holds the ghost of the
Blarney Witch, who first told the Irish people of
the talkative powers of the Blarney Stone.
19 Monkstown Castle in Co. Cork said to be
haunted by a “Blue Lady” ghost.,
23 ________ Castle is said to be haunted by a
“Blue Lady” ghost.
24 Loftus Hall in Co. Wexford is also the home of a
ghost of a young ______.
28 ______ Fort, Co. Cork, is haunted by a ghost
known only as The White Lady who was due to
be married there but committed suicide after
her husband was murdered on the night of their
29 Portlick Castle Co Westmeath is reputed to
have a ghost ________, who has been known
to appear in the dungeons below
30 Lady Maud ________chases her husband’s
ghost through the hallways of Malahide Castle.
31 Glenuilin Co Derry is haunted by Abhartach, the
original male _______ .
32 .The Countess _______ was supposedly buried
alive at The Abbey of the Black HagAG,
Today her screams can still be heard long into
34 Loftus Hall, County _______ is haunted
by a young girl by the name of Anne Tottenham
who thought she met the decil there.
36 At Duckett’s _____ the somber phantom
music of an organ or harmonium can be heard,
37 Fishermen near Ballyheighue believe they have
seen the ruined walls of an old ______ beneath
them in the water, and the flick of the sea king’s
tail in the waves
40 In early Irish folklore, the bánánach were
preternatural beings, described as spectres
which haunted __________.
41 Lady Isabella Shaw’s ghost is said to walk the
corridors of the__________ Castle, Co.
Antrim and even knock on doors.
45 _______ battlefield, 1691, has its Jacobite
ghosts, Co Galway
46 The _____ Lady is a painting of an unknown
beautiful lady. It is said she leaves the painting
to haunt the Malahide Castle grounds at night.
47 Hunt Seeing the ____ ____ was thought to
presage some catastrophe such as war or
plague, or at best the death of the one who
48 ______ _____ also known as Jack the Smith,
Drunk Jack, Flaky Jack, and Jack of the
Lantern, is a mythical character apparently
associated with All Hallows Eve.
49 ____ Castle, Co. Offaly, Ireland’s most
haunted castle was home to some brutal
atrocities in centuries gone by the O’Carroll clan.
1 _______ is a female spirit in Irish mythology
who heralds the death of a family member,
usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening
3 Ballybunion Beach in County Kerry is home to
the tale of the Nine _______’_ Hole.
5 The _______ is depicted as a headless rider,
usually on a black horse, who carries their own
head under one arm.
6 _______ Castle, Co. Galway is said to be
haunted by the spirits of the poor and deprived
who sheltered in the castle grounds during the
8 Clonony Castle, Co. Offaly has a ghost
known as ‘The ____ Man’ that has appeared in
the past atop its tower.
9 __________ Castle, Co. Offaly, has many
ghosts including a little girl called Harriet, who
died after a fall in a staircase
11 Miles Corbett was given Malahide Castle by
Oliver Cromwell. His ghost appears as a whole
_______ and then suddenly crumbles into
12 ___ _is the ghost of a jester who fell in love with
Lady Elenora Fitzgerald at Malahide Castle.
15 A spectral _______ haunts the grounds at
Duckett’s Grove in County Carlow.
17 The _______ Gaol s legend has it that those
who died there still roam within the gaol’s walls.
18 Ballinagarde House, Co Limerick has a sinister
figure on horseback, said to be the ______ or
one of his dark apostles.
20 Castle _______ Co. Monaghan is said to be
haunted by the ghost of Norman Leslie who
died during the First World War.
21 Coolbawnn House, Co Wexford is haunted by
Francis Bruen’s _______ girl
22 __________ Hill home of The Hellfire Club, Co
Dublin where devil himself appeared to grant
25 A “Blue Lady” ghost haunts the Workhouse
26 Castle _____d her husband to his death from
their bedroom window on their wedding night
27 Loughmoe Castle, Co. _________, is said to
be haunted by someone who died there in the
33 ____ Castle, Co. Kerry, where O’Donoghue was
sucked out of the window of the grand chamber
into the waters of the lake where he keeps a
close eye on everything that he sees.
35 A _____is a supernatural double or an
apparition of a living person in Irish folklore and
sightings are regarded as omens, usually for
38 _______ Castle, Co. Cork is said to be haunted
by several spirits, with the most famous being
the faceless ghost of Lady Margaret Hardnett
39 Castle Co. Dublin is haunted by Sir Walter
Hussey, killed in battle on his wedding day.
42 Irishman Desmond ______’s ghost is believed
to haunt the airfield at RAF Montrose in
Montrose, Angus, Scotland
43 ______ Hall is a large country house on the
Hook peninsula, County Wexford’s said by
locals to have been haunted by the devil.
44 _______ Boyd’s ghost haunts St Patrick’s