From the Daily Express, 23 January 1890:
“A HAUNTED HOUSE IN DROGHEDA
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT)
At the Quarter Sessions to-day, before his Honor Judge Kisbey, a very amusing case was heard. It was a process brought at the suit of Miss Weir against Mr Kinney to recover a quarter’s rent, £5 15s, for a house, her property, situate at the Marsh, Drogheda.
The defendant was examined and stated that he moved into the house on a Monday night. They heard noises in it on the second night they were there. His wife told him that something heavy had been thrown upon her in bed. She looked up, and saw a figure lying over the bottom of the bed. She was greatly frightened, and they had to leave it the following day.
His Honor – That is no defence in the eyes of the law. I must give a decree for the costs.”