Children of Lir - two children being turned into swans.
Allihies - Children of Lir site
Site still present
Eva, daughter of King Bov, turned her stepchildren into swans, believing them to detract her husband's attention from herself. She instantly regretted her action but was unable to undo the damage. Nine hundred years passed until Christianity reached the shores of Ireland. The power of Christ turned the children back into their former selves, but incredibly aged. They died soon after the transformation and were buried on this site.
Allihies - Cliff near old copper mine, Beara Peninsula
After working late one moonless night, a local man returning from the copper mine took a shortcut across a hill. He became lost, and in his confusion fell over the edge of a cliff and died. For many years following the accident, travellers crossing the hill would pause to throw a stone over the edge of the cliff, fearing that failing to carry out the ritual would result in them experiencing the same fatal accident.
Annagh - Bridge
Laden with thread, this phantom was believed to be a tailor who had immorally acquired the thin yarn during his lifetime and was repenting his sins by carrying it upon his back (special thanks to the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust, from their 'The Annals of Churchtown').
Annagh - Channeleen
A cyclist was chased by a strange white figure who refused to speak. The cyclist finally stopped pedalling and threw his lamp at the ghost, who immediately vanished. The Channeleen was also home to a phantom woman who wore black (special thanks to the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust, from their 'The Annals of Churchtown').
Annagh - Unstated property
While camping close to this property, one traveller awoke to see a white female form standing at a gate. He woke one of his friends who also observed the ghostly figure. The following day the travellers moved on and never returned (special thanks to the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust, from their 'The Annals of Churchtown').
Ardrah - Field in the area
A small shoe said to belong to a leprechaun was found near the village by a cow herder. Unfortunately, the man forgot to take the shoe home, and when he went to retrieve it the following day, the shoe had gone.
Ballincollig - Castle
It was said that a dark room in the castle was home to a ghost named Brian, who would appear on horseback to anyone who ventured into the structure.
Ballincollig - Oriel Lodge
A husband and wife encountered a white female phantom standing by the kitchen door, after which they had their bed covers pulled from them by an unseen hand on three consecutive nights.
Ballingeary - Road towards Droumanallig, 300 metres west of Ballingeary
A female phantom began to kill those who failed to answer her riddle 'A candle and a candlestick there is, and you fit a couplet to that'. Local man Michael Creedon banished her after replying 'You ought to have got to heaven in time rather than being a ghost as you are'.
Ballinspittle - Roadside grotto
22 July 1985 onwards
Cathy O'Mahony and her mother observed the statue of the Virgin Mary rocking on its heels. The following night they returned with friends who observed the same event. Since this time, tens of thousands of people have visited the shrine in the hope of seeing something.
Ballyandrew - Glen of Croke, which stretched from Saffron Hill to Pinegrove
The phantom woman who once appeared here was said to be a Creagh girl who died shortly after her lover was killed by her father. The Moddra-na-Craeuv, also known as the dog of the Creaghs, also haunts the area.
Ballycotton - Off coast
7 July 1878
Local fishermen awoke to see a strange new island out to sea, covered with trees and rocks. As dozens climbed into their boats and set off towards it, the island faded from view.
Ballycotton - Somewhere between Ballycotton and Old Head of Kinsale
Circa May 1906
A fishing vessel reported being attacked by a dark fish the size of a whale. The fish rammed the boat several times, only ceasing the assault when the captain ordered the engines to be killed; after half an hour, the fish disappeared.
Ballycotton - St. John's well
Well still present
A rock near the well was said to be the head of John the Baptist, which slowly turned to stone and was weathered by the elements over time.
Ballyedmond - Fort Field
The fort in this field was home to four fairy bagpipers dressed in red.
Ballygarvan - Small bridge over a stream
A small bridge over a stream near Ballygarvan was home to a white woman. After appearing to one man who fell critically ill the following day, a priest went to the site and banished her.
Ballynoe - A Queen Anne mansion
A skull discovered in this mansion was quickly linked to the 'ghostly' sounds occasionally heard in the area. Police said the skull was smooth, which indicated regular handling, and was likely to have belonged to a former doctor who lived in the building in the 1800s.
Ballytrasna - Unnamed farm
After having a vision of the Virgin Mary, a farmer converted part of his farm into a shrine which he named House of Mercy.
Ballyvourney - Ballyvourney De Salle College
After numerous stakeouts, CPI (Cork Paranormal Investigators) are convinced that this disused college is home to several entities, including a priest, a young boy and four teachers. The sound of laughing children and the ringing of a bell are just a few of the incidents reported.
Ballyvourney - St. Gobnait's Well (still present) and area surrounding
Gobhnet (or Gobnait) was a nun who built an oratory on the site where she stumbled upon nine white deer. She kept bees that doubled as her protectors, chasing away thieves. The well on the site is still a site of pilgrimage, who tend to visit on 11 February.
Ballyvourney - Unnamed Road
A large cat seen as it stepped in front of a car was later identified as a lynx.
Baltimore - Fastnet Rock
Rock still present
Ireland's most southerly point, Fastnet Rock was thrown into position by a giant from Mount Gabriel (Schull).
Bandon - Monerone area
A rock in the centre of the road was known locally as the Money Stone and according to legend was used to mark the location of buried treasure. People had tried to dig up the hoard but were always scared off by a supernatural presence.
A ghostly woman riding a horse.
Bandon - Roads in the area
A phantom woman on a white horse once rode around this area. She is said to have given local man Owen Kelly a lift after he failed to recognise her as a spirit - after riding around in circles and crossing the river three times she vanished, leaving Owen by the fence of his farmland.
Bantry - Bantry House
A comforting presence is reported to felt in the nursery.