The Haunted History of Ireland's Castle Roche


Gather ‘round ye friends, and hear the bone-chilling tale of Ireland’s Castle Roche. According to legend, the Anglo-Norman manor was built on betrayal and bloodshed: In 1236 AD, a noblewoman named Lady Rohesia de Verdun reportedly offered her hand in marriage (and half her land) to any man who could build a castle to her exact liking. Rohesia’s new husband ended up meeting an untimely fate—and today, it’s said that his spirit (or the ghost of his scheming widow) haunts the castle’s ruins.

[h/t Slate]

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