County Clare - Paranormal Database Records

Red Mary

Location: The Burren - Leamaneh Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Seventeenth century
Further Comments: Mary O'Brien was said by many to be a witch, and tales are told of how frequently she hanged her servants if they made mistakes. Some say she was finally caught by her enemies and left to stave to death in a hollow tree. Regardless of how she died, her unearthly form still returns to her castle.

Hounds and Rider

Location: Trough - Former gravel pit in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely nineteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom hunter, complete with steed and hounds, was spotted in this area, leaping over the edge of the quarry. A man who witnessed the event rushed over to help what he expected to be an injured rider, but nothing could be found.

Shuck and Friends

Location: Tuamgraney - Wooded area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This wooded hollow is particularly haunted around Halloween, when it is said to change into dense woodland with demonic creatures, including a red eyed dogs and rams.

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