Ballinlough Castle

Located at the northern boundary of Delvin Village is Ballinlough Castle, home to the award winning Body&Soul Festival.

While the building and its impressive grounds are not generally open to the public, Sir Nicholas Nugent ("Nick") has previously shared tales of some of its ghostly residents.

The forlorn spectre of a young girl has reportedly been seen, brushing her hair at a dressing table in one of the impressive bedrooms, while sheets have been violently pulled off the beds of sleeping guests. A strange light has been spotted in the former butler’s quarters, while the eerie sound of a horse and carriage approaching along the sweeping driveway has also been recalled.

Ghosts have also been spotted wandering the grounds by former castle workers, although Nick has not encountered anything out of the ordinary himself.