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County Cork Ghosts, Folklore and Paranormal Places

Moll Goggin's Corner in Youghal


Location: Youghal - Moll Goggin's Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Moll fell in love with a sailor and was heartbroken when he failed to return from sea. She stood looking out over the water each day on the corner which now bears her name. A slightly more sinister version of the story says Moll was a witch who would cast spells to drown sailors for fun. Either way, her phantom is said to return to the spot.

Monk in Black

Location: Youghal - Private house along Main Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A benevolent ghost, the entity which haunts this building has tried to be helpful, in one case laying a dress out on a bed for a visitor!


Location: Youghal - The Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: This building was said to be home to several spooky events, including a baby crying, matching footsteps passing through an empty part of the building, and a vanishing monk.

A street running through Youghal


Location: Youghal - Unnamed street in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These Roundhead troops are reputed to haunt Youghal, occasionally being heard walking along the roads.

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