Tag Archive: Dublin

Crusader skull stolen from Dublin church recovered

Crusader Skull

Last week we posted about an 800 year old Crusader body that was beheaded and the head stolen from an Irish church. Now we have some good news, the head has been recovered! ~The Archivist The skull of an 800-year-old skeleton known as the Crusader, which was stolen from the crypt of an Irish church,…

800-yr-old Crusader Body Beheaded in an Irish Church Vault

Local media in Dublin, Ireland are reporting a shocking story of a church dating back to the early Middle Ages which suffered an attack by vandals. Some mummies in its crypt have been desecrated including the famous 800-year-old cadaver known as the Crusader Mummy, which has been decapitated and the head has been stolen. Understandably,…

Ireland’s 9 Most Haunted Sites

irelands-nine-most-haunted-infographic

Lady Isobel and the Phantom Children Looking at Ballygally Castle, a cute Scottish baronial pile on the Antrim coast, you’d never think it was one of the most haunted places in Ireland. It all started when a previous owner locked his wife, Lady Isobel, in a tower because she couldn’t produce a male heir. Rather…

Haunted Castles: Carbury Castle, Ireland

Ruins of Carbury,County Kildare

I never had the opportunity to visit Carbury Castle and I’m not sure why. I spent a lot of time in and around Dublin but never in County Kildare. Next time I will make sure to visit the castle ruins…probably during the day! So what do you think, is the castle haunted? Watch the documentary…

Five Things to do in Dublin Outside the Pub

Dublin

These are five great places to visit in Dublin. I would add a sixth and recommend you also visit Kilmainham Gaol. It is a creepy jail that makes the hair on your neck stand up. Check it out when you’re in Dublin. But when you hear footsteps behind you don’t look back, just keep walking……

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 06 – Malahide Castle

Fortress Friday During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The second castle in our series is Malahide Castle, located North of Dublin, Ireland….

Challenges of Castle Ownership

The idea of welcoming dinner guests across a drawbridge may be romantic, but if your home is a European castle, the maintenance costs can be daunting. When Malcolm Goodbody heard that the 15th-century, 230-square-meter Dunsandle Castle in County Galway, Ireland, and its surrounding 20 forested hectares were up for sale, he knew he had to…

Long-Sought Viking Settlement Found

The Vikings, the famed Scandinavian warriors, started raiding Ireland in 795 and plundered it for decades, before establishing two Irish outposts, according to the Annals of Ulster, a 15th century account of medieval Ireland. One outpost, Dúbh Linn, became Dublin, the other, Linn Duchaill, was lost in time. Perhaps until now. A team of archaeologists…