Enniscorthy Castle is an 800 year old castle which has been renovated in recent years. It it situated in the historic town of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford and lies in the shadow of the Vinegar Hill, the scene of one of the most epic and bloody battles of the 1798 Rebellion. The Castle itself has seen some incredible events and bloodshed throughout it's history, including the arrival of Cromwell.
Tradition tells us that as we get closer to Halloween, the veil between our world and the spirit world thins, allowing easier transition between the worlds. This could well make for a very interesting night in the 800 year old Enniscorthy Castle as Halloween approaches.
Our aim is to provide you with a very unique ghosthunting experience in a fully supervised, safe and controlled environment. In order to offer you the best possible experience, numbers will be strictly limited on the night. We will introduce you to the concepts, the technology and some of the ghosthunting methodology and devices in use since Victorian times. We do not use Ouija Boards.
The night itself will be split into a number of presentations, workshops and sessions which will take place on the various floors of the Castle and we will have organised breaks between sessions. While we encourage everybody to participate in the various activities, you should not feel under any pressure to take part in any activity that you are not comfortable with.
The Castle itself is fully roofed and is temperature and humidity controlled. It is a welcoming and comfortable environment with the exception of the three turret rooms on the roof which sport original 15th century decor. The castle consists of a dungeon, ground floor, first floor, second floor and the roof (with the turret rooms).
Please aim to arrive at Enniscorthy Castle around 8:45pm on the night.
The night will start with an introductory session at 9pm and will continue until around 3am the next morning. During the introductory session, you will be placed in a group and assigned a Group Leader who is one of the Wexford Paranormal team. You MUST stay with your group and follow the directions of your Group Leader at all times. If you have any concerns at any time, please bring them to the attention of your Group Leader who will address them without delay. Members of the team are in radio contact with each other at all times.
Most of the night will be spent in darkness and low light conditions. Please bring a torch if you can and you may also bring and use a camera if you wish, but we do have some restrictions on camera usage. We will explain this in more detail on the night. Please dress sensibly and appropriately, bearing in mind that you will be visiting each of the floors and possibly the Turret Rooms on the roof. We strongly recommend wearing flat-soled comfortable shoes.
Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided at the main break which is about halfways through the night. Due to the hours involved, the layout of the building and the type of activities you will be involved in, you may also find it advantageous to bring Lucozade, Red Bull or whatever to help maintain energy levels.
Participation on the night is restricted to over 18s only and anybody under the effects of alcohol or mood altering drugs will be asked to leave straight away. This is for health and safety reasons. We reserve the right of admission at all times and anybody who misbehaves will be asked to leave. We would also ask everybody to be mindful and considerate of the other participants and their wishes. Please note also that we have no way of making paranormal activity happen and we have to take it as it comes. We have however always been welcomed by the castle and it's inhabitants.
We have had some incredible experiences in Enniscorthy castle over the years and we look forward to having many more.
Please pop around to our Friends of Wexford Paranormal group on Facebook, which you can find here https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofwexfordparanormal/ for enquiries or more information. It is not necessary to print your ticket and bring it with you. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable so you can pass your ticket on to somebody else if you are unable to attend.
Please remember that there are a limited number of places available.