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Ballaghmore, Borris In Ossory, Laois, Republic of Ireland
Ballaghmore Castle is a unique and beautiful place. Set in the Irish midlands in County Laois, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing rural break.
Ballaghmore Castle is a unique and beautiful area located between Roscrea and Borris-in-Ossory in County Laois. Ballaghmore Castle was built in 1480 by the Gaelic chieftain Mac Giollaphadraig (now called Fitzpatrick), meaning son of the servant of Patrick. A sheela-na-gig carved in stone is on the front facing wall, a pagan fertility symbol to ward off evil.
Open: All year, except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm.