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Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Ballymote (Irish: Baile an Mhóta) is a growing market town in south County Sligo, Ireland. It is a historic town, with Ballymote Castle, built by Richard de Burgh, dating from 1300. The Book of Ballymote was compiled in this castle in the 15th century and gives the key to the Ogham inscriptions, the ancient Irish system of linear writing, which can be seen on many standing stones in the country.

Brother Walfrid the founder of Glasgow Celtic Football Club, Michael Corcoran and Brigadier General of the 69th Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War were both from the Ballymote area. The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg unveiled Ireland's national monument to the The 69th Infantry Regiment (aka The Fighting 69th) and Michael Corcoran in Ballymote on 22 August 2006.

Ballymote is a popular angling centre boasting some of the finest coarse angling in Ireland. The caves of Kesh a few miles away are worth a visit.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
County Sligo Golf Club
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of th ...
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Self Catering

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The Schoolhouse
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Set on the Annaghmore Estate, this charming rural schoolhouse features distinctively Tudor Revival decorative elements.  Built in the 1860’s as a school for the estate tenant’s children, it is an attractive rural building picture ...
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What's On

Boyle - Origin Farmers Market - County Roscommon - Saturdays
Boyle Market

Grounds of King House, Main Street, Boyle, County Roscommon

Saturday, 10am - 2pm

The Farmers Market is managed by Una Bhan Tourism and is located in t ...
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Tourist Attractions

Parkes Castle - Fivemile Bourne County Leitrim Ireland
Parkes Castle
Fivemile Bourne, Co. Leitrim
Rising three storeys tall, in a picturesque setting on the banks of Lough Gill Parkes Castle is a restored plantation castle of the early 17th century. It was once the home of Robert Parke and his family. The Courtyard grounds contain evidenc ...
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Wedding Venues

Cromleach Lodge - Castlebaldwin County Sligo - Banqueting
Cromleach Lodge Country House Hotel & Ciunas Spa
Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo
Bordering on romantic Yeats country, in the hills just above Lough Arrow, Christy and Moira Tighe’s hotel enjoys one of the finest views in Ireland and it makes a very special wedding venues for the most discerning of guests. Aside from the ...
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