Out in the Wexford countryside of Ireland sits a lonely mansion in the middle of the minuscule Hook Peninsula. It’s three stories tall, grey, and bare. It could be mistaken for a small prison until one goes inside to see the intricate and divine decor.
A mansion so far out would suit a nobleman or king well, even in the modern-day. But it is not a house owned by any single-family or caretaker. Loftus Hall is co-owned by the Devil himself.
The legend of the eerie place dubbed the most haunted home in all of Ireland and one of the most haunted places in the world stretches back almost a thousand years.
It is a place of significant losses, curses, and terrible powers that claimed family after family, yet still stands today.
10 The First Guests
The earliest trace of an incident on the Hook Peninsula where the Hall now rests began in 1170. Raymond Les Gros fought on the space to defend the landing for his superior, Richard de Clare, to arrive.
It served as a focal point of the wars that proceeded in that era and famously became the spot “where Ireland was lost and won.”
It started a downfall of the island people against oppressive medieval forces from all over. But even before then, it was rumored to be a place of power used by the Celtic people’s Druidic cults.
9 Redmond Hall
In 1350, the people who ruled over the precarious land were the Redmond Family. They rebuilt the castle and renamed it after themselves, the Redmond Hall.
That was the name it kept for hundreds of years. During that era, the Black Death swept across Europe, killing millions in what continued to be one of the most significant pandemics in human history.
But it would not protect them forever. The Redmond Family eventually fell to invaders in 1650, continuing the cycle that founded their land.