Old Castle

The old castle ruins, a bit of history on our back door.

What you can see is the remains of the Castle after the MacDonnells aquired the MacQuillans estate.  Folklore at Ballylough was that there was an arranged marriage, and at the marriage the MacQuillans were put to the sword.  The remaining bride came back after her death to haunt the ruins. A dig by Colin Breen in 2009 uncovered evidence of another Castle underneath, possibly one of the Savage Castles holding the north front back in 1200s.  Close to the castle is evidence of a Rath, and about 100m back into the covered lake is a Crannog, as yet not dated.

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Daffodils, magnolias and blossom just beautiful at the moment (March/April 2019) ...

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Ballylough B & B supports Ballylough Living History Trust a Charity focusing on education, heritage and well being. 

5 months ago

Ballylough Living History Trust

Boys at practice last weekend..https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2200884330149957&type=1&l=7e8b1ced1dThe Battle of Hurtgen Forest was a series of bloody engagements fought between 19 September and 16 December 1944. On 14 November the 2nd Ranger Battalion was sent into the line. After three weeks of fighting the Rangers were ordered to take Hill 400, held by an old enemy from Normandy; the Fallschirmjagers. Early on the morning of 6 December two small scouting parties went ahead to establish the exact locations of key enemy positions.The attack itself took place when the patrols returned. These photographs show our recreation of one of those patrols.

Note on uniforms: At Hurtgen Forest the 2nd Rangers were still in much the same uniforms as they wore on D-Day. This was partly because of supply issues but also because they wanted to retain their distinctive identity. For the most part they wore M41 jackets, M37 wool trousers, and airborne jump boots. Some had tanker jackets and the new double-buckle boots. A few had overshoes. The NCO shown in this scenario is wearing roughouts and leggings, a personal choice retained by a few men. Both Rangers in this scenario have the Ranger Diamond on their jackets; again by personal choice. Although the new scroll-style badge had started to find its way to the Rangers, some kept the Diamond to show they were 'old sweats' who had landed on D-Day.

Thanks again to June and David from Ballylough Living History Trust for allowing us to use their land over the weekend. Thanks also to our German reenactor friends for their help and for not making it too easy to find them! And thanks to Nelson Jackson for following us around and taking the pictures.
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6 months ago

Ballylough Living History Trust

Beautiful photos taken by Angela Cunning in a Bertha Huey Causeway Historical Costume (modelled by Alison Lundy) - for an upcoming panto productionPrincess Ali <3 Can't wait to edit more of these !

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Causeway Historical Costumes
Bertha Huey
Ballylough Living History Trust
Angela Cunning
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6 months ago

Ballylough Living History Trust

Great photo shoot at Ballylough....with Angela Cunning Photography and Bertha Huey of Causeway Historical Costumes for Bertha's Panto Seasonjust for you Bertha an indoor shot 🙂 lamp did nt do too bad 😀 give this one a feeling of being warm inside and cold out which was very close to the truth for Alison LOL
Causeway Historical Costumes
Bertha Huey
Alison Lundy
Ballylough Living History Trust
Angela Cunning
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Current HLF supported Project : The Savage Dig

6 months ago

The Savage Dig

Our first fund raiser to get the Community Archaeological Dig under way in 2019. The Savage Dig. Thank you to all our supporters for making this such a successful event.Collection 1 of photos from our visitors and participants from this years Halloween Hullabaloo 2018. A fund raiser for the Community Archaeological Dig - The Savage Dig. ...

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8 months ago

The Savage Dig

Workshops for the Halloween Hullabaloo start on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening this week - if interested in participating send a message. Workshops are free to anyone involved with the event 26th through to 31st October 2018 evenings.......... ...

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8 months ago

The Savage Dig
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