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Ballaghmore Castle

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Ballaghmore, Borris In Ossory, Laois,
T: +353(0)50521453
E: gracepym@eircom.net

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.