Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle lies in the village of the same name, in County Wexford in Ireland.

Ballyhack Castle is thought to have been built by the Knights Hospitallers of St John around 1450. They already had Kilcloggan Castle, further down on the Hook peninsula, as the centre of their manor. In 1541 the Order was suppressed and Ballyhack passed to the Etchingham family. When it was abandoned, I do not know.

The castle is a 5 storey tower house and, situated on a steep slope in a narrow valley, Ballyhack was probably built to protect a small harbor with a ferry to Passage East on the other side of the river. 

Ballyhack Castle can be visited for free. I viisted out of season so it was closed, sadly enough. A nice castle.


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Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle lies in the village of the same name, in County Wexford in Ireland.

Ballyhack Castle is thought to have been built by the Knights Hospitallers of St John around 1450. They already had Kilcloggan Castle, further down on the Hook peninsula, as the centre of their manor. In 1541 the Order was suppressed and Ballyhack passed to the Etchingham family. When it was abandoned, I do not know.

The castle is a 5 storey tower house and, situated on a steep slope in a narrow valley, Ballyhack was probably built to protect a small harbor with a ferry to Passage East on the other side of the river. 

Ballyhack Castle can be visited for free. I viisted out of season so it was closed, sadly enough. A nice castle.


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