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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

Temple House - Self Catering Sligo - Gardeners Cottage
Temple House - Gardener's Cottage
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Gardener’s Cottage The Gardener’s Cottage is a lovely Victorian two storey holiday rental house set amidst the idyllic surroundings of Temple House estate. It comprises 4 spacious bedrooms, with one downstairs, and 2 bathrooms ( 1 ...
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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

Boyle Abbey - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
Boyle Abbey
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century and took about 60 years to complete the build. The monastery was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan, a church on the north side of a roughly ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo
Sligo, Co. Sligo
This relatively new hotel is not especially attractive from the road but, once inside the door, it’s a different story as it has a lovely light and appealing atmosphere, a huge welcoming flower arrangement in the large foyer, and staff who ...
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