County Dublin - Paranormal Database Records

 
Lock Keeper

Location: Dublin - Rathmines Bridge, Portobello Harbour
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1861
Further Comments: The hostile phantom of a former lock keeper has been blamed for the deaths of seven people over the years - it takes the form of a blinding light which causes disorientation in witnesses, resulting in them falling into the waters below and drowning.


 
Woman with Stick

Location: Dublin - Residence in Walkinstown Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: The Irish Examiner reported that the Quinn's family house was haunted by an elderly woman. The phantom, moving around with the aid of a stick, was said to have been photographed.


 
Headless Horseman

Location: Dublin - Roper's Rest, leading to Love Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This decapitated figure rides along the road once darkness falls.


 
Man in Tweeds

Location: Dublin - Sean Kavanaghs public house, aka The Gravediggers, Glasnevin
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An elderly man dressed in an old fashioned set of tweeds is said to occasionally sit near the bar.


 
Mary Masters

Location: Dublin - Shelbourne hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century onwards
Further Comments: Medium Sybil Leek said that she had met this young girl in Room 526, and that the youngster was looking for someone named Sophie. In 2015, the hotel claimed that guests would flee one particular room in terror.


 
Lepers

Location: Dublin - St Audoen's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s?
Further Comments: The church is said to be the haunt of lepers. The area outside the church is home to a green lady, reputed to be Darky Kelly, executed for killing her unborn child (or five men).


 
Whispers

Location: Dublin - St Michan's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The vault under this church contains thirty mummified bodies - people who have listened carefully in the room claim to have heard loud whispering.


 
Boyd's Dog

Location: Dublin - St Patrick's Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Dog unknown, clergyman circa 1896
Further Comments: The ghost of a Newfoundland dog sometimes appears at the memorial of John McNeill Boyd - Boyd died rescuing sailors at risk of drowning, and his dog was said to have waited at his master's grave until the day it died. The incorporeal pet is also reported at Glasnevin Cemetery. A phantom clergyman was reported in Lady's Chapel, with one witness recognising the figure as a former resident.


 
Jonathan Swift

Location: Dublin - St Patrick's Psychiatric Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The author of Gulliver's Travels has been seen many times since 1745, when the hospital which Swift championed finally opened.


 
Buck Whaley

Location: Dublin - St Stephen's Green, leading to Cuffe Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pacing along the road, Whaley's shade is said to follow his well travelled route whilst living.


 
Shadows

Location: Dublin - The Dublin Hellfire Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Though not officially used for many years, visitors to the site at night report dancing shadows in and around the former hunting lodge.


 
Lady Reid

Location: Dublin - Town house in Fitzwilliam Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman has terrorised many visitors to the house who have tried to spend the night in the guest bedroom.


 
Corney

Location: Dublin - Unknown house near St Stephen's Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth / early twentieth century
Further Comments: Most of Corney's antics resembled classic poltergeist activity (hiding crockery and cutlery, pinching people as they lay in bed), though he did manifest to a young boy who described him as a naked old man. The haunting became so well known locally that the owners had a very hard time trying to sell the house.


 
Gammon

Location: Dublin - Widow Gammons Hill, Monkstown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The widow Gammon is said to have informed Cromwell's men that monks were hiding in this area. After her death, the widow's ghost returned to the area, one witness claiming that the phantom had touched his neck, leaving a burn.


 
Footsteps

Location: Dublin - Kilmainham Gaol (former prison, now a museum)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: While being renovated, workers in this old gaol reported hearing strange footsteps. Other visitors have reported the feeling of being watched.


 
Jangling

Location: Dublin - Kimmage Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: The area where an old woman was murdered by a tramp was haunted by a strange jangling sound. Two sisters who heard the sound were hit by a blast of air as it passed them.


 
Girl with Curly Hair

Location: Dublin - Mansion House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2013
Further Comments: After Lord Mayor Naoise O Muiri's four year old daughter reported seeing a girl with dark curly hair watching television, he told the local press that the building was haunted.


 
Archbishop Narcissus Marsh

Location: Dublin - Marsh's Library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The wraithy Archbishop still looks through the books and manuscripts which line the library's shelves. One legend says he is searching for a lost letter, hidden within the pages of an unknown volume.


 
Sean Treacy

Location: Dublin - Mater Private Nursing Hospital (no longer standing?)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920
Further Comments: Sean appeared to his friend Dan Breen as he lay in hospital - both were involved in a gun fight with the British, though Sean died of his wounds some hours before visiting Dan.


 
Singing

Location: Dublin - Monkstown area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977
Further Comments: Phantom singing, combined with the occasional whimper for help, could be heard for a few months during 1977.


 
On the Telephone

Location: Dublin - Murrays Car Rental (no longer operating), Lower Baggot Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2006 - 2011
Further Comments: Staff here experienced pens being thrown around the office, fire extinguishers falling from their mountings, and strange voices interrupting telephone calls.


 
Nineteenth Century Soldier

Location: Dublin - National Museum of Ireland (was Collins Barracks)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Several entities are said to exist at this former barracks, including a black shadowy figure and a soldier in nineteenth century uniform. Truck drivers have reported seeing figures in Napoleonic era uniforms burying the dead in Croppy Park, while visiting tourists said that they had watched soldiers in First World War uniforms, believing them to be a re-enactment group. Screams, panicked horses and gunfire have also been heard coming from the area.


 
Dressing Room Rearranging

Location: Dublin - Olympia Theatre, Dame Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Doors and windows have been known to rattle violently in this theatre, and once a dressing room was virtually destroyed by an unknown presence, although it is more common to merely hear footsteps.


 
Sherwood Forester

Location: Dublin - Percy Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The Sherwood Forest regiment suffered heavy losses during the Battle of Mount Street Bridge, just around the corner from Percy Place. The ghostly soldier seen standing on guard is believed to have participated in the fight.


 
Swift?

Location: Dublin - Phoenix Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It has been claimed that the ghost of Jonathan Swift haunts the park.


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