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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Closed again:( We've been given go ahead to provide light evening meals and Tartine are doing booked takeaways. Self catering accommodation due to open in November. Scheduled to re-open first week of November. ...

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We've been putting off the inevitable post to say that we are not going ahead with opening this weekend (12th /13th Sept) - with the uncertainty of recent COVID announcements, we feel it would be better to postpone our Heritage Trail Opening to a later date - maybe closer to our usual Halloween event dates. ...

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

Sadly the 2020 Halloween event will not go ahead this year. We are opening, all being well on the social distancing front, to open with all the COVID safety practices in place for EHOD on 12th and 13th Sept. Booking will be essential and will interest anyone wanting to visit the heritage site. It will be a free event to access the trail. As long as social distancing will allow we will have teas, coffees and scones on sale.
If COVID and weather permits we may try and open the Heritage Trail for a few nights at the end of October. Again booking will be essential. www.ballylough.co.uk
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Hosting this fantastic event - great way to follow our fun Halloween Hullabaloo which has its final night for 2019 tonight. Go to Halloween Hullabaloo & Travelling Treeluminations at Ballylough 2019 for more info. ...

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A few of our re-enactment friends will be acting as ghosts at this event......if anyone interested in a couple of nights story telling and dressing up their characters as ghosts, let me know....... ...

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Current HLF supported Project : The Savage Dig

2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

The Savage Dig

The Savage Dig's cover photo ...

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