Ballymote Castle

Local nameBallymote Castle
LocationBallymote, Ireland

Ballymote Castle is a large rectangular keepless castle, built around 1300. It is located in the townland of Carrownanty on the outskirts of Ballymote in southern County Sligo, Ireland. This area was known historically as Átha Cliath an Chorainn, which roughly translates as The Ford of the Hurdles of Corann. It is the last of the Norman castles in Connacht. It was probably built in order to protect the newly won possessions of Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, in County Sligo, some distance from an earlier motte.

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Ballymote Castle 1_1792 @ Grose, Captain Francis

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Address Cuan Iosa, Ballymote F56 TY84, Ireland

Coordinates 54°5'14.81" N -8°31'10.885" E

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