Newtownbutler, Fermanagh, Ireland

Crom Estate

Crom Estate

Located on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, the Crom Estate is "one of the most romantic and peaceful places in Northern Ireland" according to the National Trust website. Comprising of 2,000 acres, this land has tranquil islands, ancient woodlands, conservation area and a wealth of wildlife... and ghosts!


Locals have reported a strange call of light that hovers above the surface of Upper Lough Erne, and some believe it to be of ghostly origin. There are also reports of a female apparition standing on the shoreline.


Evans provides an account dating back to 1992 in which a man describes encountering a group of "barechested, heavily armed men" wearing unusual, rough woven clothing. The figures disappeared. Were these remnants of long-dead Celts?


Pictured left are boats docking at the Crom Estate visitor centre courtesy of C Michael Hogan.

Upper Lough Erne,


County Fermanagh,

BT92 8AJ.


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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Newtownbutler or Newtown Butler is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

It is in the southeast corner of the county, near Lough Erne, the border with County Monaghan, and the town of Clones.

Pictured is the entrance to the Crom Estate courtesy of Kenneth Allen. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.