Clonmellon, Offaly, Ireland

Killua Castle undergoing renovation

Killua Castle

Killua Castle was built in about 1780 by Sir Benjamin Chapman. It fell into disrepair during the 19th century. In a ruinous condition, it is currently being renovated.


It is reputedly haunted by a ghost that wanders through the ruins after dark. There are differing views as to its identity, and even whether the apparition is that of a male or female.



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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Clonmellon (Irish: Ráistín) is a small town in County Westmeath, Ireland.

It is situated between Kells in County Meath and Delvin in Westmeath.

Pictured is Killua Castle courtesy of Gavigan 01. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.