GETTING A GHOST - As we approached the front left room of the mansion I developed a headache in the back left side of my head, where I usually get one when I'm in the presence of an earth-bound ghost or spirit that crossed over. I knew there was a ghost in the building, though and the headache increased as I walked toward the back of building.
SO, WHO HAUNTS THE MANSION HOUSE? - Well, again, since we couldn't get inside, it was hard to get a bead on who was walking around in there, but I later found some stories about encounters. In 2013, Naoise O Muiri, the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the time told the Irish Sun newspaper about a haunting. He said that in December, his two young daughters Ailbhe and Briona ran into his bedroom at night. They claimed they saw a young girl with black curly hair sitting in front of the television at 3 a.m.
|Ghost girl watching TV|
ANOTHER DOGGONE ENCOUNTER - IN 2009, Eibhlin Byrne, a previous Lord Mayor reported that his dog behaved "unusually" in one part of the building and would not walk past a door in the upstairs hallway (That's because dogs can see and hear ghosts).
WHO IS THE GHOST GIRL? - There are stories about "someone" dying in an upstairs room, but there is no other information. Perhaps it was the daughter of another Lord Mayor. Or it may have been the wife of a previous Lord Mayor who appears as a girl (because ghosts appear to others as when they were most comfortable with their appearance in life). Since we couldn't go inside, we'll just have to keep guessing.
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