Lo­cals get into the ‘spirit’ of things at Tar­bert Bridewell

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

THINGS took a turn for the su­per­nat­u­ral in Tar­bert Bridewell Jail last Fri­day night, as mem­bers of the public joined the ‘Ghost Eire’ team for a night of spooky ex­per­i­ments.

The team, who go on ex­pe­di­tions to his­tor­i­cal sites around Ire­land once a month, con­ducted a se­ries of ex­per­i­ments from 8pm to 2am on the night in­clud­ing a num­ber of seance and ouija boards ses­sions.

An­thony Ker­ri­gan was one of the main or­gan­is­ers be­hind the night and he said that it was def­i­nitely an ‘in­ter­est­ing’ night with a num­ber of peo­ple hav­ing dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences.

“We had a num­ber of peo­ple who felt a hand or a breeze on their neck while we were con­duct­ing the seance and some peo­ple who were look­ing in some of the cells on the night. They got a sud­den in­tense smell of urine and flow­ers - very dis­tinct and un­usual smells,” said An­thony, speak­ing to The Ker­ry­man on Mon­day.

An­thony says that the group of 12 peo­ple were not alone in the jail on the night, with a num­ber of spir­its ‘mak­ing con­tact’ with the group.

“We did some­thing called a man­i­fes­ta­tion board and we felt that there were an­gels or spirit guides that were com­ing through.”

“In our last seance ses­sion then, we felt that there was some of sort of ‘ keeper’ com­ing through, a keeper or a jailer. It felt like he was try­ing to tell us that we had stayed be­yond our stay and that we were in ‘ their time’ and they felt that we should be in the cells. It was a very in­ter­est­ing night,” he fin­ished.

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