If YOU dare.
Joe Byrne (top in red tie) writes:
Maynooth University and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth are full of wonderful spooky stories of ghosts sightings, meetings with the Devil and tales of treachery. For such a small place, it seems to be remarkably haunted!
Seven years ago, when I was a student there, I collected these stories and advertised a Walking Tour for interested students. I was floored when nearly 200 people showed up on a cold and misty October night to creep through darkened rooms and hear strange stories.
Every year since, I’ve made a trip to the alma mater to pass on these stories to the hundreds of people who followed me, and even compiled them as a book in order to preserve them (which can be found on Amazon).
This year, I’m living overseas, so I can’t make my Samhain pilgrimage; I decided that as a substitute, I’d create a digital alternative.
The most famous terrifying tale of Maynooth is undoubtedly its “Blood Room”, where a number of students in the seminary allegedly died under suspicious circumstances in the 1800s.
To this day the boarded-up window can be seen while walking around the campus. I tell this tale including some audio recorded on those tours in previous years, to give the listener a feel for the room:
More stories will follow, so if you want to keep up to date, you can follow iTunes or search “Ghost Stories of Maynooth College” wherever you get their podcasts.