Helena B. Scott & Steve Meyler (Photographer)
About the Publication:
Loftus – The Hall of Dreams is a lavish book and collector’s item. This large luxurious volume measuring 298mm x 258mm, hand sewn and with quarter binding, has been lovingly created with great attention to detail. It is available as a signed limited edition only, with a cloth embossed hard cover which features the Loftus coat of arms and silver-foil stamping on the spine. Our big “black book” contains 116 black and white haunting figurative photographs measuring 255mm x 205mm with a striking layout of text/colour imagery as a gothic story that speaks of immortal love, loss, the mysteries of the Otherworld, ancient secrets and the depths of the human spirit.
The fonts chosen for the cover and some of the inside pages are reminiscent of the actual handwriting of relevant Loftus family members as seen in the original family documents which date back to almost 300 years ago. It is printed on 170gsm art silk paper.
The dark secrets bound within the 304 pages that make up this book in total provide a unique insight on the untold story behind Ireland’s most haunted house within a historical and psychical research context. Similarly to the construction of Loftus Hall, no expenses have been spared in the pursuit of creating a beautiful and treasured object that will be a pleasure to own and handle.
Hardcover, hand-sewn cased bound: 304 pages.
Wibalin cloth spine, quarter bound style, Wibalin strip with deboss image, backlined with linen. Case Silver foil blocked on Wibalin strip
Publisher: Maison Noir Press (2018). Printed in UK
Product Dimensions: 258mm x 298mm
Pages Text: 304pp (37 pages with colour, 267 pages black only), 170 gsm silk paper
About Loftus Hall:
Loftus Hall, on the wind-swept Hook peninsula is a three-storey nine-bay mansion rebuilt in 1871, which incorporates parts of an older medieval residence built in the time of the black death and the previous late 17th century house of the Loftus family. A fine example of Irish Palladianism, Loftus Hall harbours countless trapped, tortured spirits and is a known site of psychic disturbances. Here, powers of darkness dwell with innocence, amid the hopeless insanity of a young girl who died of a broken heart.
The definitive study on the Loftus Demesne and its past comes to life in a story based on research, facts and paranormal experiences. Evidence and comprehensive historical research are intertwined with popular myth and beautiful images of Irish architecture. This book uncovers all that lay hidden beneath its abandoned walls and has not been forgotten. In silence, the house speaks through these pages and ultimately, tells its true story.
Meticulously researched, the haunting mansion of Loftus Hall is explored in depth from an architectural point of view, through the experienced lens of a photographer who has captured its true essence, elegance and spirit. Additionally, the stately home reveals itself to an empathic and intuitive writer, voicing its silent desires so that justice may finally be done.
Loftus Hall is indeed haunted, but by whom? A creative and factual work that transcends the popular myth of the devil and the young Lady Anne, unearthing what was hidden during centuries, bringing to light new theories and undisputed facts. Perhaps it is not only Loftus Hall, but rather the land on which it lies that holds an even darker secret and older story; the dreams of many souls who left this world and the nightmares of those that are still living.
Walk with us as we guide you through Loftus Hall, Ireland’s most haunted house, to discover its untold story; finally unveiled in its 666th anniversary.