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Ballyhack castle - © Martin Mullen

Ballyhack Castle

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Ballyhack castle - © Martin Mullen

Informations about Ballyhack Castle

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Wexford
Location :
Address : Ballyhack

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Ballyhack Castle is an Irish fortress, located at Ballyhack in County Wexford. It is a large square tower, which was built around 1450. Still in excellent condition today, the castle can be visited, and is the subject of many daily activities!

Visit Ballyhack Castle

A 15th century tower house

Ballyhack Castle was built at the request of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, one of the two great military orders founded at the beginning of the 12th century during the Crusades. Rather majestic, the castle was built high up on a promontory so that it overlooks the Waterford estuary.

The castle offers a 40-minute guided tour. Here you can learn about the history of the building, its anecdotes and visit the main rooms of the castle. On some occasions, you will be given the opportunity to don medieval clothes and armour. A lot of fun for the enthusiasts! What’s more, the whole visit is free!

The castle is rather beautiful, and will take you back several centuries. The guide only speaks English, but generally manages to make himself understood, provided that he has mastered a few basics of Shakespeare’s language!

To do if you pass by! Plus: the view is magnificent!


Practical informations


Adresse Address: Ballyhack
Location: (County Wexford)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 52.248455,-6.964181

Opening HoursOpening Hours:

from May 23rd to September 2nd : every day from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

DurationDuration: 45 minutes



Still so much to discover!



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