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Ballyloughan Castle
 

County

Carlow

Coordinates

N 52° 40' 22.0"   W 006° 53' 53.0"

Nearest town

Bagenalstown

Grid Ref.

S 74595 58493

Map No.

68

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

98

Date of visit

Saturday 23 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

10
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The remains of the castle seen from the road.


Ballyloughan Castle was built by a local Anglo-Norman lord around 1300. It consisted of a huge walled courtyard, now largely destroyed. The gatehouse was in the centre of one of the walls and there were two rectangular towers at two of the corners.
The gatehouse protected the entrance of the castle and this is one of the finest examples of its kind in Ireland.
The cylindrical towers would protect the entrance.
The upper floors were used for comfortable accomodations.
The archeological excavations in 1955 revealed that the castle was surrounded by a ditch now refilled.


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