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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.


There is no featured garden in the area


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

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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Origin Farmers Market (Manorhamilton) - Co Leitrim - Fridays
Origin Farmers Market (Manorhamilton) - Friday 9am - 2pm

Beepark Resource Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Contact: Gerard Creamer - 071 985 6935
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Tourist Attractions

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery - Carrowmore County Sligo Ireland
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore, Co. Sligo
The largest - and amongst the oldest - cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland consisting of monuments that range from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visib ...
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Wedding Venues

Temple House - Wedding Venue - Ballymote County Sligo Ireland
Temple House
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
One of Ireland’s most unspoilt old houses, this is a Georgian mansion on 1,200 acres of farm and woodland, overlooking the original lakeside castle which was built by the Knights Templar in 1200 A.D. The Percevals have lived here since ...
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