Known as “the most haunted house in Ireland”, this medieval manor on the south coast of Ireland was the inspiration for Fowl Manor, home to the main characters of the Artemis Fowl book series (published in the US by Disney Publishing Worldwide) and Disney film of the same name. Unfortunately, no scenes from the movie were shot here – the Fowl Manor seen in the movie was constructed on the Longcross Studios lot, outside of London.
Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer appeared on the sixth episode of the first season of the Disney+ series Disney Insider to give fans a look at this tourist attraction where he once worked as a dishwasher.
“It always seemed to me that it would be an excellent house with all its wonderful staircases and passages and corridors and peepholes, to have a family live; A family that had a life of adventure. So when I started to write Artemis Fowl and I was looking for a place for them to live, it seemed obvious to me, of course, the most haunted house in Ireland: Loftus Hall. So that’s where I put them.”
– Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer
Loftus Hall is now a tourist attraction regularly offering “paranormal investigation tours” and special events during the Halloween season.
Address: Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Visitor Information: Loftus Hall
Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland