Belvelly Castle - Haunted History

Belvelly Castle, County Cork

Belvelly, Cork

Belvelly Castle is a 14th or 15th-century tower house in County Cork, over the last few years the castle has been converted into a private dwelling.

The castle's tower house is said to be haunted by several ghosts, including the spirit of Lady Margaret Hardnett. In life she was said to have a number of suitors and, due to her vanity, an extensive collection of mirrors. One of her suitors captured and brought her to the castle in the 17th century, where she was starved into submission, and eventually lost her beauty and smashed all of the mirrors in the castle.

It's said that her spirit still roams the castle to this day, engulfed in a dark haze and walking from place to place rubbing at patches of the wall until they shine like mirrors.

Belvelly Castle Map

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