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Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle Off R733, Ireland
+353 51 389 468
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Excellent free tour and slice of history

Just wanted to congratulate Bob for our guided tour today around the castle. We were a small party... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erasmus2012
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Day out

Having seen this building many times while crossing on the ferry, always wanted to visit this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alfred B
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  • Average6%
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“car ferry” (5 reviews)
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Ballyhack Castle Off R733, Ireland
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+353 51 389 468
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"car ferry"
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"tower house"
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"knights templar"
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"friendly and knowledgeable staff"
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"great view of the river"
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"guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"wealth of information"
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"well worth a visit"
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"the ground floor"
in 2 reviews
"hook head"
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"interesting history"
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"hidden gem"
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"frank"
in 14 reviews
"opw"
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"passage"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to congratulate Bob for our guided tour today around the castle. We were a small party ( 2 adults and I child) we were welcomed from the start and enjoyed the banter and information on the castle.Would 100% recommend to travellers and it's...More

Thank Erasmus2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen this building many times while crossing on the ferry, always wanted to visit this building and check it out, plus the History. It’s been well looked after with much potential to restore further as you can climb 3 floors of 5 on the...More

Thank Alfred B
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at Ballyhack. Though the site is “small”, it is mighty with history. Our tour guide, Frank, was all class. Very knowledgeable, and explained a lot of simple or obviously things about castles in general that were not revealed at other...More

Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We didn't realize that this place is only open seasonally. There was no sign to say what that actually meant. Anyway, it was nice to look at briefly from the outside, and then to get an ice-cream and watch the Passage-East car-ferry going back and...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were lucky enough to be here when it was very quiet so we were the only people taking the guided tour. It's well worth doing & the history of the castle is very interesting. When you get to the rooftop (accompanied of course) it...More

3  Thank C_and_H_11
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The tower house in the village is well worth a visit. We were guided by Frank , an entertaining and knowledgeable OPW guide.The visit starts on the ground floor with an illustrated introduction to the £10 castles built to consolidate Norman power. As we progressed...More

Thank Claire C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a small car ferry to Passage East on our way to Kinsale from Wexford. Glad we did as we spotted Ballyhack Castle which is around the corner from the castle. Castle is small and only the tower to explore. We were...More

2  Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This attraction is free but the information given to us by the guide (I think his name was Frank) was priceless!! He not only told us all about the castle but gave us leaflets and ideas for where to visit next! He recommended the ring...More

1  Thank CMH31
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Ballyhack Castle is another fine example of the OPW's commitment to preserving medieval Irish history through their buildings. Cian and Frank were affable and knowledgable and left us with a real flavour of how Ballyhack protected the mouth of Waterford plus giving an insight into...More

1  Thank feldy1983
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I couldn't believe this gem was free of charge to visit and to have a guided tour. We were warmly received by Frank and our tour guide Cian handled our group of six (five of whom were aged between 3 and 10) with aplomb! It...More

Thank rwm79
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