Within the grounds of the castle is a wooded area known as “Cottages Hill”.
Many years ago there was a cottage in the centre of the woodlands and this was occupied by the ladies of the Nugent family while the castle was being rebuilt.
Legend has it that the cottage was once occupied by two ladies, one of whom died in her room under mysterious circumstances – possibly at the hands of the other. Shortly afterwards, the cottage was abandoned and fell in to ruin, however it has been said that a white lady is still seen walking through the woods.
My thanks to a resident who referred to a black hound that roamed the land at Clonyn at night. Her father walked many nights but never encountered it. Has anyone else?