Ballymote Castle, Ballymote

#18 of 25 in Historic Sites in County Sligo
Castle · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Ballymote Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile an Mhóta) is a large rectangular keepless castle, built around 1300. It is located in the townland of Carrownanty on the outskirts of Ballymote in southern County Sligo, Ireland. This area was known historically as Átha Cliath an Chorainn, which roughly translates as The Ford of the Hurdles of Corann. It is the last of the Norman castles in Connacht. It was probably built in order to protect the newly won possessions of Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (also known as the Red Earl), in County Sligo, some distance from an earlier motte.

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  • Lovely castle ruin amid a nice park. Small stream and wild ducks completes the setting. Ample walking space in safe environment.  more »
  • We stumbled upon this place and loved it! What a huge old castle ruin. Easy to park and walk around.  more »
  • Nice to look at but all fenced off good for a stop off if you're driving through
  • Situated in a lovely park - central to shops and local facilities
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