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Ballaghmore Castle

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Ballaghmore Castle 1480 Celtic castle - perfect for family holidays. Only one and a half hours from Dublin yet set in beautiful peaceful countryside rich with activities and amenities. The castle is rented exclusively to your family group giving you the peace and privacy of the whole castle for the duration of your stay. Set in thirty acres of private grounds the castle offers sleeping accommodation for up to twenty family members over two floors of shared sleeping accommodation. The castle includes shower, bathroom and four WCs.The spectacular banqueting hall with its long tables, minstrels' alcove and roaring log fire forms the centre for gatherings in the castle. Off the Banqueting hall is a well equipped self-catering kitchen including large oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and dryer. In addition, the fabulous Great Hall at the top of the castle also offers its cosy open fire, comfortable arm chairs and fun areas for table-tennis, snooker and games. On the ground floor of the castle is the generous flag-stoned basement that is ideal as a bar area if you are having a party whether inside or outside of the castle. The main entrance to the castle leads you to the beautiful mature and natural garden, ponds, woodlands and covered barbecue area with its long banqueting table for all the family. Adjacent to the castle is the owner's Manor House B&B which offers additional accommodation if required for those needing their own bedroom such as parents with babies and older members of the family (the B&B is offered at a separate cost). The Castle is positioned in the centre of its own land with a long grass lined avenue, surrounding paddocks and plenty of space to relax and for children to play. The countryside, small towns and villages within the locality of Ballaghmore Castle are rich with amenities including fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, sightseeing, ancient heritage sites, eating out, shopping and pubs. A holiday at Ballaghmore Castle is a rare, unique and thrilling experience. The castle has been restored and maintained as close as is possible to its original and thus to stay here gives you a true experience of castle living.
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Grace was the consummate host. She shared her home; she shared her knowledge; she shared her kindnest and her warmth. We will never forget her love of Ireland. Horses. Dogs. An ancient house. An older castle. Ely O’Carroll and the Sleive Bloom mountains. There truly is no better
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We, a family group of 14, have returned from a week's stay at Ballaghmore. We had some idea about what to expect but, on arrival, we were completely overwhelmed with the size, scale and beauty of the castle. The couple with 2 school-age children slept in the top bedroom which
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Response from Ballaghmore_Castle, Owner at Ballaghmore Castle
Responded 30 Jul. 2018
A lovely english-Irish Family with local connections who truely enjoyed the authentic castle as i like it kept ,Ella forgot the third shower and bath in the castle also three showers in the manor house and two baths which are for all if they wished the kitchen is a long galley to supply the beautiful banquet hall everything supplied for over 20 people big log and turf fire in the great hall is amazing with pool table which they seemed to enjoy also the croquet on the lawn etc etc thank you for coming the children loved my little dog Grace.
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As a Fitzpatrick my husband Rick and I wanted to stay in the last Fitzpatrick castle built in 1480. Grace Pym is so knowledgeable about the history of the Fitzpatricks. As a historian, art collector and former owner of an art gallery in Dublin, Grace carries a wealth of
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Myself and 20 friends had the most amazing New Years party in this castle. It is an authentic Irish Castle with all original features. Grace (the owner) is so lovely and welcoming and wants people to enjoy the castle to its full potential. She is always on hand to help out with
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I can't recommend this place enough. It was exactly what I was after for my hen and was the most amazing setting to have it in. Will never forget this place. Loved it. Grace the owner was also very accommodating and added to the experience.
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"This is not a hotel but a self-catering castle. The major house has bed and breakfast rooms which are very comfortable"
"Views from the bedrooms are limited ( small castle windows) but the view from the roof is unbeatable!!"
"Rooms in the BnB, which is a beautiful mediaeval house beside the castle and which oozes the good taste and charm of the current chatelaine, Grace, are better suited for solo travellers. The castle itself is enormous and you could get lost if you stay in it alone!"
"If your tall ask for the eight footer poster bed!"
"Most of the rooms are huge and have REAL antique furniture - 4 poster bed, refectory tables etc."
IrelandProvince of LeinsterBorris-in-Ossory
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