The ghost that haunts Ballygally Castle, which has been turned into a hotel,
is said to be Lady Shaw, Who enjoys herself knocking at doors of the different
Ballygally Castle was built in 1625. Now a hotel "it is the only 17th
century building in Northern Ireland still being used as a residence today".
The original beam ceilings and antique pine furniture which decorate the
hotel’s guest rooms "give the feeling of what stylish living was like in the
Not to mention the ghost, who is said to be that of the former Lady of the
castle. Lady Isobel Shaw’s ghost is reputed to be rather playful, she loves to
knock on the doors of the guests; apparently she is quite amused by their
reactions when they find no one there.
Located on the Antrim coast at Ballygally Bay, Ballygally Castle is near
the famous "Nine Glens of Antrim" and the Giant’s Causeway. Views of the
Antrim Mountains and the Irish Sea are just part of the lovely scenery that
can be enjoyed from the coastal and glen walks.
Local fishing boats are available for deep sea fishing, or fish for trout
and salmon in near by rivers.
And if you golf: "Excellent golfing is available nearby: Carindhu, located
on Ballygally Head with the sea surging below, has some challenging holes.
Most noteworthy; the third tee located 200 feet above the sea, and superb
views of Scotland. Ballycastle, the best of both worlds with the first five
holes inland and the rest a mix of health and links. Cushendall, nestled in
one of the Antrim Glens, this relaxing, beautiful nine holer is located along
the banks of the Rover Dall. Galgorm Castle, 18-hole championship parkland
course located in the grounds of Galgorm. And last but not least, the famous
Championship links at Royal Portrush."
Information obtained from: Hastings Hotels, Haunted Britain & Ireland,
devereonline.co.uk and irelandhotel.com.