Did Bono Buy This Haunted House? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > PLEBA
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Jamila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,454
Local Time: 01:11 PM
Did Bono Buy This Haunted House?

http://www.goreyguardian.ie/news/lof...ll-boughLoftus Hall bought by Bono?


MYSTERIOUS WAYS U2 FRONTMAN TIPPED TO BE NEW OWNER OF HAUNTED BUILDING

By Anne Marie O'CONNOR
Wednesday October 29 2008



U2 FRONTMAN Bono is widely rumoured to be the new owner of Wexford's most haunted building, Loftus Hall.

The majestic building was sold last week, three days after being withdrawn from public auction, after it failed to make its guide price of ¤1.8m.



Rock star Bono (real name Paul Hewson), is rumoured strongly to be the new buyer.

Auctioneer John Radford of Sherry Fitzgerald Radford failed to confirm the rumour but the volume of calls from national and international media to his office have certainly fuelled the speculation claims.



National radio stations have also indicated that the U2 singer has broadened his property interests by snapping up the legendary nine bay country house.

'There has been all sorts of speculation about who has bought it. But we can't say who bought it, or what it went for,' said Mr. Radford, who believes that the once haunted property will be put to 'commercial' use either as a nursing home, hotel or spa.


- Anne Marie O'CONNOR



__________________

Jamila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
The Fly
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Posts: 265
Local Time: 07:11 PM
Hi Debbie
How are you?
love
Heather
__________________

The Duchess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 52,117
Local Time: 03:11 PM
Clicked on it and page can't be found
lauramullen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:50 AM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
last unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: lost in poetry
Posts: 19,446
Local Time: 08:11 PM
Here's the correct link:

Loftus Hall bought by Bono? - News, frontpage - Goreyguardian.ie


A haunted house? Guess Bono isn't the scared kind.
last unicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
The Sad Punk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: VEGA INTL NITE SKOOL
Posts: 28,702
Local Time: 04:41 AM
There was a time when I didn't affiliate U2 with Monopoly.


oh... oh wait

Bonopoly!

I oughta sell that!
The Sad Punk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
War Child
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: right where I want to be.
Posts: 952
Local Time: 02:11 PM
Beautiful house.
johndarling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
last unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: lost in poetry
Posts: 19,446
Local Time: 08:11 PM
I guess it's nothing but another tabloid story. It's only a rumour. Aren't there any other people in Ireland with enough money to buy a house? Does it always have to be Bono as if he was the only famous person there?

I don't think it was him.

In fact I think it was Adam.
last unicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 03:13 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
OrARoundabout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,333
Local Time: 03:11 PM
What the?
OrARoundabout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #9
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Edgette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: White Sox Country
Posts: 11,700
Local Time: 02:11 PM
Whether Bono or someone from U2 bought it or not (and really, who cares if they did?) I would love to go investigate the place. It seems like a great location.
Edgette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #10
Blue Crack Overdose
Get me off the internetz!
 
Carek1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: wishing I was somewhere else....
Posts: 121,652
Local Time: 12:11 PM
Ooooh how cool if it is supposed to be haunted! I wonder what the plans are for it? To renovate and live in or make a B&B out of it for business purpose?
Carek1230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 05:47 PM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Jamila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,454
Local Time: 01:11 PM
I'm glad that everybody is enjoying this thread. It's all done to have some fun and lighten the mood.

This article originally appea(red) in Zootopia so I don't have a link for it but it kinda states the same info above only with a bit more detail.



"Bono is widely rumoured to be the new owner of Wexford's most haunted building, Loftus Hall.

The majestic building was sold last week, three days after being withdrawn from public auction, after it failed to make its guide price of ¤1.8m.

Bono , is rumoured strongly to be the new buyer.



Auctioneer John Radford of Sherry Fitzgerald Radford failed to confirm the rumour but the volume of calls from national and international media to his office have certainly fuelled the speculation claims.

National radio stations have also indicated that the U2 singer has broadened his property interests by snapping up the legendary nine bay country house.



'There has been all sorts of speculation about who has bought it. But we can't say who bought it, or what it went for,' said Mr. Radford, who believes that the once haunted property will be put to 'commercial' use either as a nursing home, hotel or spa.

Legend has it that on the site of the original Loftus Hall (which was demolished in 1871 and this house was built in it's place) the Devil appeared in the guise of a young gentleman. The owner's daughter Anne Tottenham fell for him and only discovered his true identity when she discovered, during a card game, that he had a cloven foot! The house had to be exorcised. The ghost of Anne is said to still haunt the present house which has now been boarded up and is out of bounds to sightseers."




I think that it would be a wonderful twist on Bono's personas if he actually does end up buying a house which stands on ground where Satan is rumored to have appeared!

Maybe MacPhisto can meet with "the real thing"?
Jamila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Edgette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: White Sox Country
Posts: 11,700
Local Time: 02:11 PM
I've done some research on the place before. It has a great history behind it.
Edgette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:00 PM   #13
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BonoFox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth to Blue Crack to Planet Fierce and back again
Posts: 47,435
Local Time: 11:11 AM
^ Haunted house!
BonoFox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 09:11 PM   #14
ONE
love, blood, life
 
JCOSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: It's a very, very mad world.
Posts: 14,971
Local Time: 02:11 PM
Interesting, part of Bonos plan to own the rest of Ireland?
JCOSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 10:03 PM   #15
Daisy
 
u2jesusgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dreaming Beneath the Desert Sky of Arizona
Posts: 2,446
Local Time: 12:11 PM
Well, since the U2 tower isn't going to be built anytime soon, wonder if it will house a studio for them then????
u2jesusgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2008, 05:39 AM   #16
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Jamila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,454
Local Time: 01:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JCOSTER View Post
Interesting, part of Bonos plan to own the rest of Ireland?


Well, he IS the "King of Ireland", isn't he ?

Every king needs his own castle - haunted or not.




Mulago Positive Women’s Network
Jamila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2008, 05:43 AM   #17
Blue Crack Addict
 
last unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: lost in poetry
Posts: 19,446
Local Time: 08:11 PM
Let's all move to Bonoland!!!
last unicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2008, 05:48 AM   #18
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Jamila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,454
Local Time: 01:11 PM
Jamila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 03:41 PM   #19
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Rachel D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: At the Lettuce Bar
Posts: 6,180
Local Time: 02:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2jesusgirl View Post
Well, since the U2 tower isn't going to be built anytime soon, wonder if it will house a studio for them then????
A haunted studio! Maybe there will be strange sounds in the backgrounds of the songs they record there.
Rachel D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2008, 06:26 AM   #20
Refugee
 
A stor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: U.S.A. East Coast
Posts: 2,464
Local Time: 07:11 PM
Or maybe a spa.....with ghost massages!
__________________

A stor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×