Charles Fort in Kinsale.
Kinsale - Charles Fort
This woman leapt to her death from the battlements after discovering that her father had mistakenly shot dead her newlywed husband. Since her death, she has been seen walking through locked doors and was blamed for knocking unconscious at least two witnesses. The site was also haunted by a rabbit which attacked guards asleep on duty.
Lanes around Kinsale.
Kinsale - Lanes around Market Square
A ghostly fisherman is said to walk around these lanes, moving down to the quayside where he vanishes.
Desmond Castle in Kinsale.
Kinsale - Road from Fort to Desmond Castle
Julian Hawthorne's minor vampire story Ken's Mystery is said to be based on an encounter with a phantom woman who travelled from the fort to Desmond Castle, where she vanished.
Kinsale - St. Multose Church
As a scout, Brian O'Neill of the Kinsale Ghost Tour was with a group of nine other lads in the churchyard when they were all simultaneously hit on the side of the head by ten little pebbles.
Kinsale - Two Found Out Well (no longer accessible)
31 December (reoccurring)
The water in a well close to Kinsale was said to turn into wine on New Year's Eve, but anyone who gazed into the water at this time would die. A couple went to see if the legend was true, and the following morning their bodies were found next to the well.
Lismire - Road between village and Bawnmore
A man cutting turf along this road just after dusk was approached by a large phantom hound. The presence worried the man, so he quickly left. It was speculated he was digging close to buried treasure, and phantom animal protecting the hoard.
Lough Abisdealy - Waters
Three witnesses observed the giant black snake as it crossed the lough. The creature was estimated to be some ten and a half metres in length with its head held clear of the water. Its body formed two large loops breaking the surface of the lake as it moved. The creature was said to have developed a taste for the local sheep.
Loughane - Mathey graveyard, close to Coffin Field
A military officer murdered a local priest and died himself shortly after the crime when his horse threw him into a swollen river. Soldiers decided to bury the officer in the closest graveyard, that at Loughane. However, the following night, all the dead took exception to sharing their ground with the murdering officer. The deceased rose, grabbed their headstones, crossed the River Shournagh, and reburied themselves where Mathey graveyard is today.
Macroom - Carrigaphoca (aka Carrigaphouka, aka Carrigaphooca) Castle
Charged with tracking down Irish rebels, Cormac once ate the flesh of one man he caught. This may have damned him, and as such a few believe he still lurks the ruins of the castle. The site is also home to a Pooca, a ghastly grim entity which reputedly attacks visitors if the opportunity arises.
Mallow - Fields near Longfield's Bridge
A farmer named Lynch was crossing a field en route to Cork. The field was full of people, some kicking a football, others just walking around. Lynch realised that for each step he took, he moved back two. After several hours of going nowhere fast, two men who Lynch knew to have died took him by the arm, removed him from the field, and escorted Lynch to Longfield's bridge. A week later a farm machine cut off Lynch's arm where the ghosts had touched it, and he died soon after (special thanks to the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust, from their 'The Annals of Churchtown').
Mallow - Majestic Ballroom
According to one legend, a particularly good looking stranger asked a local girl at the ballroom to dance with him. She did so, but halfway through the tune the girl collapsed to the floor and the man quickly left. Upon recovering from her swoon, she told her friends she had looked down at his feet during the dance and spotted cloven hooves!
Mawbeg - Bridge over the River Bandon
Late nineteenth century?
Mick Donovan spotted this phantom hound and mistook it for his own dog 'Boxer', calling out to the creature until he realised that the entity was a ghost.
Minane - Exact location not known
A changeling child was whipped and left at a crossroads after being substituted for a healthy human baby.
Mitchelstown - Grotto
05 September 1985
After becoming another hotspot during 1985 for BVM reports, several children reported seeing the statue change into a demonic figure.
Mitchelstown - Mitchelstown Caves
The ghostly shouts sometimes heard emerging from the caves is said to belong to a man looking for a fairy ewe which had helped him become wealthy. When the creature grew too old to produce quality wool, the shepherd tried to kill the creature, which escaped and led all his flock into the caves.
Monkstown - Giant's Stairs
Rocks still present
Several giants lived in the cave, including Mahon Mac Mahon, who kidnapped children and forced them to work brass and iron. A blacksmith by the name of Robert Kelly managed to enter the cave and return one child to his parents - the child had been missing for seven years but had not aged a single day since disappearing.
Mullagh - Road in the village
Dan Keohane was said to have encountered a phantom woman who tried to attack him in the early hours of the morning. He managed to keep her at bay with a small piece of steel until the cock crowed and she vanished.
Mushera (mountain) - Rock near the summit
John Kelleher captured a leprechaun under a rock on the mountain and agreed to let the creature go on the condition that it gave him a purse of coins. The little man told Kelleher that if he dug where he stood, he would find the purse. Kelleher let the leprechaun go, stuck a stick in the ground to mark the position and went home to find a shovel. Returning a short time later, the man found hundreds of identical sticks all stuck in the earth around the area.
Myross - Forests in the area
After the local population of chickens took a dive, the problem was blamed on an unpleasant creature which one local man spotted in the nearby woods. The witness said he passed the monster as it sat on a rock - the size of a dog, the creature resembled a cat, though it had a tapering, bald tail.
Newmarket - Glash/Glenamuckla
Evidence still present?
In the middle of a field, fenced off, can be found two ancient footprints. These are where a reluctant murderer stood and fired a gun at his victim. Village elders say that when it is dewy, more of the murderer's tracks can be seen.
Newmarket - James O'Keeffe Memorial Centre
The centre was once a convent but was converted to office space once the nuns moved away. One room was said to be haunted by the ghost of a nun who leapt to her death from the window. During the renovation work, builders found the window in this room smashed; they replaced it, but within 24 hours the glass had broken again. A local priest was called to bless the area, after which the glass pane remained intact.
Off Coast - Iberian Wreck
30 July 1915
U-boat commander Freiherr George G von Forstner claimed to have encountered a giant 'crocodile-like' creature as the U-28 torpedoed the British steamer Iberian. As the Iberian sank, a huge explosion occurred from under the sea. Moments later, the monster appeared, blown out of the water before travelling back down and sinking beneath the sea.
Off coast of Cork - Sea
26 April 1907
Sir Arthur Rostron, while the Chief Officer of the Campania, sketched a long necked sea monster off the coast of Cork. Rostron later became the Captain of the Carpathia, involved in rescuing Titanic survivors.
Passage West - Road towards Cork
Early twentieth century
Not much is known about the phantom woman who was said to haunt this road.
Spike Island - Golden Rock
This stash of gold was hidden by a smuggler in an area which came to be known as the Golden Rock. It was said that the hoard was protected by the ghost of a murdered servant.