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Hook Head, New Ross,, Co Wexford, Wexford,
Ms Gillian Markey
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, Loftus Hall is said to be one of the most haunted houses in Ireland and is a truly unique historical attraction in Ireland.
The stunning beauty of the Hook Peninsula provides the backdrop for Loftus Hall, a large mansion house in County Wexford. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, the mansion has a haunting backstory and is the ideal destination for a spooky outing.
In 1870, John Henry Wellington Graham Loftus (the fourth Marquess of Ely) demolished the old Redmond Hall and built the present Loftus Hall over its foundations. A three storey non-basement mansion, Loftus Hall was bought in 1917 by the Sisters of Providence and turned into a convent. In 1983 it was purchased by Michael Devereau, who reopened it as the short-lived Loftus Hall Hotel.
In more recent times, the hall has become known as a haunted house, with a popular tour highlighting its gruesome and colourful past. The entire townland of Loftus Hall, including the building itself, can be overlooked from the nearby Hook Lighthouse. Visit Loftus Hall to discover its dark and troubled history on a guided 45-minute tour, that showcases the history of the famous location and its many colourful ghost stories.