Loftus Hall, Ireland’s Most Notorious Haunted House, Has Hit the Market

Loftus House
Loftus House

Loftus Hall in Ireland comes with 22 bedrooms, a private beach, and centuries' worth of ghost stories. Now, the mansion dubbed the most haunted house in Ireland can be yours for just under $3 million.

As Irish Central reports, Loftus Hall's haunted history dates back to the 18th century. The original Wexford building was home to a man named Charles Tottenham, who, according to legend, opened his house to a stranger one night during a storm. The Tottenham family sat down to play a game with their guest, and when one of the players bent down to pick up a card off the floor, she noticed the stranger had a cloven foot. The story ends with the demonic visitor disappearing through the ceiling in a cloud of smoke.

The original structure was demolished in 1870 to make way for the current mansion, but its spooky reputation lives on. The current owners, Shane and Aidan Quigley, even started offering ghost tours after purchasing the home in 2011 and renovating it.

Loftus House

After owning Loftus Hall for nearly a decade, the Quigleys have listed it for an asking price of $2.87 million. Ghost-spotting opportunities aren't the only perks included with the property. The 22-bedroom mansion covers 27,124 square feet, and it sits on 63 acres of land with its own stretch of shoreline and a walled garden.

Loftus House

If you're interested in becoming Loftus Hall's new owner, email info@loftushall.ie for more information. And if you're looking for a cheaper way to experience the building, it's now open to visitors, with reservations and indoor mask-wearing required.

[h/t Irish Central]

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This All-in-One Storage Solution Can Be Used at Home or Carried on the Go

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Whether you're looking for a durable storage solution for your garage or a roomy pack for a long camping trip, the collapsible RUX carrier can help keep your stuff safe and secure without taking up much room in your closet when you're done. And until December 10, you can support the project on Indiegogo.

The main idea of the RUX is to serve multiple purposes at once. You can carry it around like a backpack or duffle bag during a weekend trip outdoors, or you can use it as a stationary storage bin for your car or home. Despite being strong enough to hold your bulkiest gear, it only weighs around four pounds and is designed to be collapsible, so you can fold it up and slip it away afterwards. (Unfolded, the RUX comes in at 15.7 by 19.5 by 13.8 inches.)

And if you're looking to use it during more serious outdoor adventures, you can rest assured that its weatherproof construction will keep your stuff dry in the rain. There's even a window that allows you to double-check that your items are safe and sound.

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The RUX was created with sustainability and longevity in mind. Not only does the RUX have a lifetime warranty, but each component can also come off and be replaced easily so you can continue using the product no matter the problem. RUX is a member of 1% For The Planet, which is a group that gives back 1 percent of sales to environmental causes, even if they are not profitable.

There is still time to back the RUX campaign and reap the rewards. If you back $196, you’ll get your first RUX along with it. However, if you back $265, you’ll get one RUX, two divider totes, an EDC pouch, and two utility straps. If you back $449, you’ll get all the same things from the second level along with an extra RUX. If you want to back $515 or $725, you’ll get double or triple everything, respectively, from the second level.

The RUX campaign ends on December 10, so there is still time to back this product through Indiegogo. Shipments of RUX will hopefully start by June 2021.

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