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FESTIVALS IN WEXFORD
 
 
THE HERITAGE AND CULTURAL
COUNTY OF WEXFORD
 
 
CURRACLOE BEACH
CO WEXFORD
 
 
THE HOOK LIGHTHOUSE
AND VISITOR CENTRE
 
 
LOFTUS HALL
 
 
JOHNSTOWN CASTLE GARDENS
& IRISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
 
 
JFK MEMORIAL PARK
& ARBORETUM
 
 
TINTERN ABBEY
WEXFORD, IRELAND
 
 
WARREN FARM
GUEST COTTAGES
 
 
WEXFORD HERITAGE TRAIL
 
 

THE HOOK PENINSULA AND LOFTUS HALL

THE MOST HAUNTED HOUSE IN IRELAND

No Trip to Wexford would be complete without visiting Loftus Hall.  Local stories and legends are much discussed locally and beyond as Loftus Hall seems to be the ‘most haunted house in Ireland’.

Hook Head (Rinn Duáin) is a headland in County Wexford, Ireland, located on the east side of the estuary of the ‘Three Sisters Rivers’ (the Nore, Suir and the Barrow) It is part of the Hook peninsula and is adjacent to the historic townland of Loftus Hall. It is situated on the R734, 50 km from Wexford town. Hook Head is said to have found its way into common English usage in the saying “By Hook or by Crook.” It is claimed that the phrase is derived from a vow to take Waterford by Hook (on the Wexford side of the estuary) or by Crook (a village on the Waterford side) made by Oliver Cromwell.

Loftus Hall is a large mansion house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland. It is said to have been haunted by the devil and by the ghost of a young woman.

The Redmond family built the original house in 1350 during the time of the Black Death. It replaced their original castle at Houseland near Portersgate. The Hall became the property of the Loftus family in the 1650s as a result of the Cromwellian confiscations and this was confirmed after the Restoration of King Charles II of England by the Act of Settlement 1662.The building that exists today was heavily renovated between 1870 and 1879 by the 4th Marquess of Ely. In 1917 Loftus Hall was bought by the Sisters of Providence and turned into a convent and a school for young girls interested in joining the order. In 1983, it was purchased by Michael Deveraux who reopened it as “Loftus Hall Hotel”, which was subsequently closed again in the early 1990s.

It was privately owned by Deveraux’s surviving family until late 2011, when it was sold to its current owners, the Quigley family from Carrig on Bannow.

The name ‘Loftus Hall’ is also applied to the townland surrounding the mansion. The entire townland of Loftus Hall, including the building itself, can be overlooked from Hook Lighthouse.

LOFFUS HALL PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN

Loftus Hall opens its doors for a limited number of Paranormal Lockdown Investigations.  Submerge yourself in the full "Lockdown" experience. You will be led by an experienced team, accessing some upstairs areas too!!

This Experience is open to all those aged 18 and over.

Your night will begin at 7:30pm, when you will be taken on a tour of the Hall with the lights on, and briefed by the team. Once fully prepped, you will be guided inside Loftus Hall where your night of investigations will commence. It is extremely important that you follow the instructions from the investigation team throughout. Safety is paramount during investigations, and any participants acting in an unsafe manner will be removed. The night of investigations will be complete for all participants by 2:30am.

http://loftushall.ie/