County Dublin - Paranormal Database Records

Smell and Smoke

Location: Dublin - Private flat, Camden Row
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth or early twenty-first century
Further Comments: A former occupier reported that a horrible smell would periodically come from a wall and a door would be heard slamming, although they could never figure out which door it was. The occupier's partner also encountered black smoke which took human form and started to insult her.

Rocking Woman

Location: Dublin - Private residence, Ballsbridge area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1960s
Further Comments: A phantom woman wearing nineteenth century clothing was observed knitting while sitting on a rocking chair. The witness initially mistook the ghost as a family member.


Location: Dublin - Private residence, Jobstown Estate, Tallaght district
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: A man awoke in a cold sweat at 03:30h, to an extremely loud high pitched wail which seemed to shift around his home. He rang his girlfriend, and she was able to clearly hear the sound. Two weeks later, they heard of a death in the family.


Location: Dublin - Private residence, Manor Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s and 1990s
Further Comments: A former occupant who grew up in the house said that one family member had seen a monk while the witness herself had seen her own doppelganger. Other strange activities included banging, voices, footsteps cold spots and the smell of tobacco.

Shadowy Coaches

Location: Dublin Mountains - Montpelier Hill - ruins of the Hell Fire Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Founded in the 1730s, the Hell Fire Club quickly became notorious for its black antics. The former meeting ground is said to be haunted by some of these dark deeds, and by phantom horse and coaches which rush past the building, containing the souls of former Hell Fire Club members.

Lady Grace

Location: Dún Laoghaire - Boley manor house (since demolished and replaced by Rory O'Connor Park)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely circa early twentieth century, and May 1977
Further Comments: Lady Grace was said to haunt this house, walking with a limp while wearing black clothing and a bonnet. Towards the end of the haunting, the phantom took to knocking on doors and telling one witness 'you are not to sleep here tonight'. The phantom may have made a brief reappearance in 1977; when the last tree from the manor was cut down, a phantom voice was heard in the neighbourhood, calling for help before breaking into song.

White Rat

Location: Howth - Howth Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly albino rat appears whenever misfortune or evil threatens the House of St Lawrence, while an oak which stands outside is said to lose a branch before the death of the head of the family. The castle is also haunted by phantom footsteps.

Black Cat of Killakee

Location: Killakee - General area, including the Arts Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The Arts Centre found itself haunted by a violent manifestation during the 1970s, which destroyed rooms which the owners securely padlocked up. A short spectral man was seen to transform into a black cat before vanishing, leading to speculation that the building was haunted by a demon once summoned by the nearby Hell Fire Club.

Blazing Eyed Dog

Location: Malahide - Feltrim Hill
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black hound with burning red eyes was said to lurk in this area. A phantom grey horse is also reported, as is an old woman laden down with a bundle of faggots, drifting towards the Holy Well.


Location: Malahide - Malahide Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976 (Puck), June 2010 (other)
Further Comments: A small man, Puck only stands 120 centimetres tall and possesses a long matted beard. He is said to have been a watchman who fell asleep and failed to see approaching enemy soldiers, so took his own life out of shame. A group of friends who visited the site in June 2010 reported seeing a mannequin's eyes move and a lid of a laundry basket lift itself up.

Evil Face

Location: Malahide - Old school hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A cleric who would occasionally sleep her instead of travelling home to Dublin awoke one night to see two hands open the curtains and an evil looking face appear between them, before the drapes were closed again. The cleric leapt out of bed and searched the room, but could find no one.

Heavy Breathing

Location: Naul - Westownhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a poacher shot on the site is still said to haunt the ruins of this building. Two visitors to the site reported feeling heavy breathing behind them, though they could see no one.

Faceless Nun

Location: Pearse - St Brigids area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976
Further Comments: Eric Cuthbert, while walking his dog, encountered a figure dressed in a 'robe' with its back turned to him. As he approached, Cuthbert realised that the robe was actually a habit. The figure turned around, revealing that it was faceless - Cuthbert ran home.

Cloaked Man

Location: Porterstown - Old schoolhouse (may no longer be standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former school building is reputed to be haunted by a figure dressed in a cloak.

Little Boy

Location: Rathfarnham - Rathfarnham Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Frequenting the gate house area, this young lad is thought to have been murdered in the area. The castle is also haunted by a dog, which gave his life trying to save his master who had fallen into an ice covered pond.

Boss Croker

Location: Sandyford - Glencairn House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: Horse racing millionaire 'Boss' Croker invested a great deal of money into his Irish residence, and would appear to continue to keep an eye on his former estate. His spectral form has been watched by former workers and friends drifting around the garden and a handful of rooms.


Location: Sutton - Coastline
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ship William was lured onto the rocks by wreakers operating in the area, 78 people dying as the ship was torn to pieces on the rocks. The phantom ship still passes by the coastline, while on land, strange lights dance around.

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