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Historic, lovely town and park

Pity there are no tours, much more could be made out of this, built in 1400 and occupied by... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Sligo, Ireland
What an amazing castle!!

We stumbled upon this place and loved it! What a huge old castle ruin. Easy to park and walk... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Loretta G
Santa Barbara, California
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19 Jul 2018
“Historic, lovely town and park”
14 May 2018
“What an amazing castle!!”
One of the largest castles in the region, this structure played an important role in local medieval political struggles.
Ballymote, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Pity there are no tours, much more could be made out of this, built in 1400 and occupied by significant figuires. Well worth a stop in this small town, lovely park, hotel, abbey and church

Thank irishgirl280
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We stumbled upon this place and loved it! What a huge old castle ruin. Easy to park and walk around.

Thank Loretta G
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

Thank Adele S
Reviewed 7 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

Thank mcconnellboys
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

1  Thank jrdek
Reviewed 6 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

1  Thank megs021081
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

3  Thank Kesh_grammy
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