Things to do in County Sligo

Ballymote Castle, County Sligo: Address, Phone Number, Ballymote Castle Reviews: 4/5

Ballymote Castle
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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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Aidan Leonard
Ballymote, Ireland5 contributions
Nice spot for visit with family.
Nov 2019 • Family
Lovely castle ruin amid a nice park. Small stream and wild ducks completes the setting. Ample walking space in safe environment.
Written 9 November 2019
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Loretta G
Santa Barbara, CA86 contributions
What an amazing castle!!
Apr 2018 • Couples
We stumbled upon this place and loved it! What a huge old castle ruin.

Easy to park and walk around.
Written 14 May 2018
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Adele S
Sydney, Australia577 contributions
Beautiful little town
Jan 2018 • Friends
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 park with a miniature railway line. This is a very interesting and historic location which more visitors need to experience
Written 3 January 2018
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mcconnellboys
Lexington, KY148 contributions
A ruin turned into a park....
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 have handled their own particular ruin in differing ways.... We saw one placard (rather algae covered, so a little hard to read) that told about the castle. It looks like the town uses the grounds for gatherings throughout the year. There is a VERY interesting private home right next door that has incorporated some castle-like architecture into its design. I have never seen anything quite like it!
Written 7 October 2017
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jrdek
Thomastown, Ireland251 contributions
Search for it!
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 not sure, but even walking the grounds was interesting. There seems to be walking paths leading from the grounds, but we didn't have time to explore those.
Written 7 July 2016
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megs021081
Darien, CT150 contributions
Lots of history here!
May 2016 • Couples
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 will be able to find it.
Written 6 June 2016
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Kesh_grammy
Province of Connacht, Ireland32,215 contributions
Ballymote Castle
Mar 2014 • Solo
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), be careful entering back onto the roadway.
Written 23 May 2014
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