Malahide Castle, 1793
Image taken from Dublin City Library and Archive, Special Collections, Topographical Engravings
Malahide Castle is one of the oldest castles in Ireland and is said to be inhabited by no less than five ghosts. These include the traditional White Lady, members of the Talbot family and Miles Corbett, the Roundhead who was granted the castle by Cromwell. But the most famous ghost is that of Puck, a jester who fell in love with one of the ladies of the castle and was found stabbed to death for his presumption. He has haunted the castle since his death in the 16th century.
From 1185 until 1975 Malahide Castle was home to the Talbot family, who sold it to the State. It is now open to the public. Read more »