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The story of Leap Castle.
Leap Castle or better known in
Gaelic as Leim ui Bhanain is in Roscrea, Ireland. This castle was built
somewhere either in the 14th or 15th century to protect the pass from Slieve
Bloom into Munster.
Around 400 years ago, a shocking murder happened in
what they call today the “Bloody Chapel”. During this time, the O’Carroll family
whom were powerful Irish royalty and chieftains of the entire area called Leap
The O’Carroll Chieftain died in 1532, which lead to
a huge family battle over leadership. This battle turned brother against
brother. One of the brothers happened to a priest. While holding mass for
members of the O’Carroll family and chanting the holy rites, his brother barged
into the chapel and thrust his sword into his brother, the priest. The priest
fell across the altar and died in front of everyone present.
This was an act of blasphemy and one of the most
heinous crimes committed and the evil is present all over the castle.
Other evil items were found in Leap Castle such as
the hidden dungeon near the chapel. This dungeon had a drop floor, prisoners
were thrown into the room, and when ready the floor would drop out from under
them where they would land on an 8-foot spike below. If the floor were never
dropped you would die a death of dehydration and starvation in the small little
When the room was finally discovered, it took three
full cartloads to remove all the human skeletons that were found.
Today, the castle has many ghosts, many have seen and heard ghostly apparitions
throughout history such as candles lit in upstairs rooms, feeling someone
touching their shoulder, seeing a shadowy figure not totally human however, not
The current owners of Leap castle bought it in the
1990’s. A couple of weird accidents happened during restoring the castle to its
original beauty. However, most of the ghosts seem to be at peace now since the
christening of the owner’s new baby in the Bloody Chapel in 1991.
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