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T-gondii (Toxoplasma Gondii) is a parasite which affects some of it’s hosts behaviors - and is not uncommon in the human world. T-gondii lives and reproduces in the stomach of cats and can be spread through the infected cat’s waste matter. If a rat comes into contact with the T-gondii cat waste it can easily become infected and the parasite will be able to make it way to the rat’s brain and implore it to seek out cats and cat urine, thereby becoming easier to be caught and pass on the T-gondii into the cat’s system. An estimated 1/3 of the world’s human population carries a T-gondii infection and it can be easily passed to the cat from raw meat (pork, lamb, veal, etc.) or hand-to-mouth contact after touching raw meat. It does not affect humans except in large doses, however a recent study revealed that men and women who suffer from schizophrenia are likely to be exposed to higher levels of the T-gondii parasite.
Richard Talbot, in the year of 1185, was granted the lands by King Henry II. The Talbot family would reside in the castle for nearly 800 years from 1185-1976 aside from a period of 1649-1660 during the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland. Cromwell had taken the castle and granted it to Miles Corbett, who would be hung after the demise of Cromwell and restored to the Talbots. Currently, the castle is owned by the Irish State after being sold by Rose Talbot in 1975.
The Malahide Castle has seen its fair share of blood and battle. Fourteen members of the family would die due to the Battle of Boyne within one day. Currently, the castle claims to have four (or even five) ghostly inhabitants.