New research has found that Clare is home to 260 haunted sites.

Ahead of Halloween, Aldi has published new research to see sends shivers down the spines of the Irish public. It has found that Clare is home to 260 haunted sites and a total of 211 graveyards.

Conducted by iReach Insights, the research examined derelict sites, graveyards, abandoned buildings ranking how scary they were and the amount of sunshine hours in the area. Based on this, Clare is the eight scariest county in Ireland.

Within Munster, ghosts are the most feared creature (32%) followed by the banshee and zombies (30% each). 53 percent of respondents in the province claim not to be afraid of any Halloween creatures.

Speaking about the research, Aldi’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin, commented; “We wanted to create some fun, family-friendly conversations around fears this Halloween and the findings from our research certainly threw up a few conversation starters”.

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