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Now to the 100% TRUE STORY of our County Sligo Knocker in 2004:
It all seems so ordinary when the supernatural crashes into your daily routine.
It is hard to stand back and look at our intrusion with a proper perspective. How could it seem so unspectacular? A ghost knocking furiously at your lovely Irish cottage door every few days?
This beautiful path leads to the front door of my first home in Ireland in 2004 in Dromard, County Sligo.
Charming. Quaint. Etc.
This path is haunted by a spirit who wants to be admitted into the cottage. It knocks at any hour--mostly at night but sometimes during the day.
The spirit knocked around 7 times before we moved.
It would pound on the front door like an anxious child escaping from a bully who wanted someone to open the door immediately. There was urgency to the knocking. Each time it happened I or one of my family would open the door expecting to see a human form. We never did. No one was ever there.
The local parish priest stopped over one night and asked if there was anything he could do for us. I almost said "no thanks' but then caught myself. I told Father O'Horo about the knocker and he asked if I had any holy water. I did not but I had water from the Dromard St. Patrick's Holy Well. He said that was fine and sprinkled it all over the threshold saying prayers of an exorcism nature.
Then he ate some fried chicken and left.
Months later after Mass and NOT ONE MORE KNOCKING INCIDENT, I thanked him again and he had no idea what I was even talking about. He had completely forgotten the whole thing.
So Happy Halloween and All Saints/Souls Days!
Brenna Briggs is the author of the Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer Mysteries