Castlebaldwin, Castlebaldwin

Castlebaldwin or Bellanagarrigeeny (Irish: Béal Átha na gCarraigíní, meaning "mouth of the ford of the small rocks") is a townland and a very small village in County Sligo, Ireland.


The castle outside the village of Castlebaldwin is a fortified 17th-century house (Duchas reference SL034-185--- Grid reference G:75686:14470) rather than a medieval castle, with gun slits in the walls and a machicolation over the door. The walls of the castle are made from stones taken from a nunnery that was near the village. To hold the stones together blood from animals was mixed to sand to form mortar to help the stones stick. Castlebaldwin is situated near the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs which are some of the oldest tombs in Europe.
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  • This spot was really cool to experience, from the drive up, the hike to the tombs, the endless sheep and the amazing views. Out of the way a little bit worth the stop for sure!!  more »
  • On a good day, travel and see the Sentry-a marvellous sculpture on top of a hill. Lough Arrow and Lough Key give marvellous views of the mountains. What a hidden gem is Castlebaldwin! You've drive...  more »
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