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Nice place to look around and explore

Went there on a school trip, it was nice and quiet and you are free to roam and explore around... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Nat-TWX
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Singapore, Singapore
Parking is tough, but the price is right

There seem to be three levels of castles that we have found in Ireland: you have the top tier like... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
jkunk
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Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
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11 Apr 2018
“Nice place to look around and explore”
3 weeks ago
“Off the beaten path and well worth a stop”
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Although not well preserved, this medieval castle remains a popular attraction due to its unique architectural layout.
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from US$63.90
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from US$145.20
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 September 2014

One of the many castle ruins in Ireland, but still looks majestic. Parking is just across the street, and then you walk through the field to the castle.

1  Thank MdVSouthAfrica
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

It's hard to describe Ballymoon castle in more than just a partially complete castle ruins in a field. There is an information board that deciphers the remains into their original intentions, but despite not being much, it's quite nice just to walk around somewhere and...More

1  Thank Michaeldgibson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost missed this beautiful ruin...had we not been looking for it and knew where we were going, we might not have noticed it across the field. There is no parking lot…a few wide spots along the road you could pull into but nothing really...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Went there on a school trip, it was nice and quiet and you are free to roam and explore around. There are signboards around to give you a brief summary of the historical value of the place. It was in the middle of a field...More

Thank Nat-TWX
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way from Kilkenny to Dublin. It is hard to park, we tucked into a little spot on the road. It is worth the trip as we strolled, climbed, imagined what it would have looked like completed! Amazing history.

Thank 3triplet
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There seem to be three levels of castles that we have found in Ireland: you have the top tier like Cahir and Trim that have everything fixed up and it costs money and there's parking. Then you have tier two that has good parking and...More

Thank jkunk
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Not easy to find as Ballymoon is sitting splendidly,as it has for 800 years,in the middle of a grass field.In all honesty there is not much to see other than the ruins of a square ancient fortification built by the Carew family in those lawless...More

1  Thank Sean002
Reviewed 26 January 2015

During a day trip, this was a site we wanted to see. However, the traffic was very busy, so we did a couple of drive byes, to see it. It is a shame there is no proper parking safely off the road.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 23 September 2014

One of the many castle ruins in Ireland, but still looks majestic. Parking is just across the street, and then you walk through the field to the castle.

1  Thank MdVSouthAfrica
Reviewed 13 August 2013

It's hard to describe Ballymoon castle in more than just a partially complete castle ruins in a field. There is an information board that deciphers the remains into their original intentions, but despite not being much, it's quite nice just to walk around somewhere and...More

1  Thank Michaeldgibson
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This was the first ruins my husband and I visited when we arrived in Ireland and it really was fun. There is no parking and it is easy to miss - we drove past the castle twice before finding it and squeezing our rental car...More

Thank lashed
Reviewed 4 October 2012

There is very little of this castle left apart from one wall. There is not a lot one can say about it as its origins seem to be obscure. The local landscape is pretty though.

Thank Vivien H
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