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Ballymote Castle

Ballymote, Ireland
353-71-61202
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Beautiful little town

First time in Ireland and we landed in Balkymote, which is a gorgeous little village in County... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Adele S
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Sydney, Australia
A ruin turned into a park....

This was not too far off our path so we drove in to see it. We were surprised that the town has... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
mcconnellboys
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Lexington, Kentucky
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One of the largest castles in the region, this structure played an important role in local medieval political struggles.
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3 Jan 2018
“Beautiful little town”
7 Oct 2017
“A ruin turned into a park....”
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Ballymote, Ireland
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353-71-61202

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

First time in Ireland and we landed in Balkymote, which is a gorgeous little village in County Sligo. This castle was build in the 1400's, it's a beautiful structure surrounded by a park. If you walk further you can visit the beautiful abbey and a...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was not too far off our path so we drove in to see it. We were surprised that the town has turned the grounds into a park, complete with walking trail around the property, picnic benches, etc. It seems that many towns in Ireland...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had trouble finding this, and couldn't get inside, but walking around was worth the time. It was hard to learn a lot about it from the limited signage, but we were amazed at how large the site is. Maybe it opens at times, I'm...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Such a fantastic historical castle! Highly recommend seeing this ruin! There is so much history there! Its a little difficult to see from the road, but if you put in the address for the elderly home that is right next door to it then you...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Built in 1300, by Richard de Burgo, the Red Earl of Ulster. The entrance is opposite the Ballymote train station, on the R296, ( I missed the turn, I parked at the Church of the Immaculate Conception parking lot, left a note on my windshield),...More

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