On a sunny afternoon in May I paid a visit to Seafield House in County Sligo. I didn't happen upon the house by chance, I had been trying to find it for a few years. I didn't realise that I was driving past it nearly every week, so in the end finding it seemed almost easy.
|Seafield House. Co. Sligo.|
|Seafield House and Knocknarea. |
Seafield House or Lisheen House is well known. Built in 1798 for the Phibbs family; it is rumoured to be haunted by a poltergeist. The paranormal activity in the house was thought to be linked to some artifacts from the Middle East that were kept
in a museum room in the house.
|Seafield House before dereliction. Image courtesy of landedestates.nuigalway.ie|
Nowadays Seafield House is a ruined shell. All that remains are the external walls. Trees and vines are taking over the husk of the house in a really beautiful way.
Even the graffiti around the inside of the house has it's own beauty.
|Interior with Graffiti|
I didn't visit Seafield in search of ghosts and I didn't find any. Lots has been written about the house and the
paranormal activity that is reported to inhabit it.
My experience on both visits to the house was peaceful. I visited with a friend and alone with my dog and I was happy enough whiling away the hours taking photographs.
The only visitation I experienced was from a lady from Limerick who came to the house in search of paranormal activity. We both agreed that Seafield House did not seem creepy in the slightest.
|Inside Seafield House|
|Nature takes over|
For more information on Seafield House and to experience an amazing 360 degree view of the interior - visit
Tarquin Blake's abandonedireland.com/Seafield