Ballaghmore Castle

Ballaghmore Castle
Borris-in-Ossory, Laois, Ireland.

Ballaghmore Castle is a five-storey tower house dating to 1480. The castle was partially destroyed by Cromwell’s army in 1647 and it was left abandoned until 1836 when Richard Ely began work to restore the castle, using gold which he reportedly found hidden in the grounds. Unfortunately for him, he would never spend a living day in his restored castle. It is said that Ely was shot dead, either by an angry tenant or a poacher. One of the flagstones at the castle is still said to be discoloured by Ely’s blood and his ghost is said to wander through the castle that he never had the chance to live in.

Following his death, the castle was used as a granary before being abandoned once more. It was acquired by the present owner in 1990 and has now been fully restored. The castle is now available for private hire and up to 15 guests can be accommodated in rooms with unique features such as gothic arches, exposed beams and stone work.

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Further Information

Venue Name
Classification(s)
Castle  | Self Catering  | Private Hire
Address
Dublin Road, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois, R32 K123, Ireland
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