By RasmaSandra
23 days ago

Haunted Carrickfergus Castle

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Carrickfergus Castle a Norman castle located in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. High on a rocky promontory it was once almost surrounded by the sea. The castle had an important military role until 1928 and over the centuries has seen a lot of military action as it has been at various time besieged by the Scots, Irish, English, and the French. John de Courcy the conqueror of Ulster began building the castle between the years 1180 AD and 1204 AD. It has been added to over some 800 years and was used as a prison in the 18th century. Today the castle is maintained by the Environment and Heritage Service.

One of the ghosts said to haunt the castle is known as “Buttoncap”, a young soldier who was alive towards the end of the 16th century. It is thought that he met with a violent death. There are people who have said that this young man was unjustly and wrongly accused of the murder of an officer in the castle and afterward was executed there. Another story in that he fell madly in love with the wife of another man and was murdered by the man he had wronged. Whatever the reason for his death he supposedly has remained at the castle and his spirit is still there today.

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dorageorg So nice!
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Violeta Beautiful article dear
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