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Ballymoon Castle

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Ballymoon Castle, Bagenalstown, Carlow, Republic of Ireland

This ruined castle dates back to the 14th Century. The castle comprises a courtyard about 80 feet square, with surrounding granite walls, 8 feet thick and 20 feet high.

This ruined castle dates back to the 14th Century. The castle comprises a courtyard about 80 feet square, with surrounding granite walls, 8 feet thick and 20 feet high. Square towers project from three sides while a formidable gatehouse is the feature of the fourth. Access from the road via a small timber footbridge.
The interior of the castle is now bare but originally featured two-storey structures built up against the inner walls. The castle was most probably built by Roger Bigod or by a member of the Carew family.