Haunted by Castle Matrix: Rathkeale, Co Limerick

Castle Matrix - Photo by Corey TaratutaCastle Matrix – Photo by Corey Taratuta

A local told me Castle Matrix (pronounced Matt-trix) was open again for tours, but once we finally found the place there were no signs of life… and no signs posted (neither announcing the castle nor warning against trespassing). Based on the internet posts from visitors from the 90s and early 2000s, the owner has never made an effort to make it easy to find… which makes the whole experience a bit more mysterious.

Written by Corey Taratuta

Corey Taratuta

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2 Responses

  1. Mark Walsh August 19, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    I too was a knight errant whose destiny it was to be drawn to the castle in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Brought Keiran to visit my young family in NY, and endowed him with a PC. Later learned of his death at so young an age, such a pity.

    Have no indication yet of Liz’s fate, if as yet ultimate. I suspect secrecy and official neglect contributed to their downward spiral after O’Driscoll died, as much as her eccentricities. She certainly struggled with all that she had, brave woman.

    If it be treasure ye seek, whatever artifacts of any historical value he may have found there in restoring the site would doubtless be safely in Crown custody through the good offices of his former employers and minders.

    I am grateful for the photos. Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.


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