Leap Castle Part I

by Helena Byrne

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"It’s lusterless eyes, which seemed half decomposed in black cavities stared into mine. The horrible smell filled me with a deadly nausea. It was the smell of a decomposing corps."

Sitting in the countryside of Coolderry in County Offaly since the 13th century, Leap Castle has a dark and disturbing past of violence and bloodshed. Perhaps it's not surprising that it has gained the reputation of being the most haunted place in Ireland.

'Leap Castle Part I' tells the story of the castle's early beginnings, from the vicious O'Carroll Clan's secret dungeon to Mildred Darby's encounters with the horrifying 'Elemental' spirit.

'Leap Castle Part II', along several other tales of the Afterlife in Ireland, is available on Helena's new album 'Saol Eile'. Go to helenabyrne.com/saoleile to purchase your copy today


released March 12, 2020
Arranged and produced by Helena Byrne.
Written by Helena Byrne & Mildred Darby.
Performed by Helena Byrne & Margaret Toomey.

Photography by Laelia Milleri.
Dress by Claire Garvey.
Recorded & mixed by Michael Manning.
Mastering by David Montuy.


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