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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Thank you to our travellers who have supported us through all of this. Hoping we will be open in March. Thrilled with our award - thank you ! ...
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We are watching the lockdown rules closely and it is looking like we will be able to re-open in March. Deposits are usually required through our booking engine at Cloudbeds, but we are happy to move dates if bookings have to be cancelled due to COVID lockdown rulings. ...
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Ballylough B & B supports Ballylough Living History Trust a Charity focusing on education, heritage and well being. 

In case you missed this weekend - I've added an extra slot on next Sunday 21st February 2021 - it's free entry. Booking essential - sorry so few places available - but we must keep to COVID rules. ballylough.co.uk/en/home/product/ballylough-heritage-traill-snowdrop-walk-21st-february-2021-3-4p... ...
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BLHT have just registered to adopt the phone box at Castlecatt and applied for a little funding to help get it restored. There will be a consultation to make sure that everyone is happy with us doing that - do please feed into the consultation if you aren't happy. If we get the adoption and the funding we will be looking for volunteers to spend some time repairing and painting it in the summer - we'll know if we are able to proceed at the start of May. ...
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The snowdrops are behind, anyone booked to come tomorrow are welcome to come on anyway. We will open up again in a couple of weeks (St. Valentine's Day) when they should be up a bit more, and there will be daffodils starting too. Make sure you have your boots - and please keep children close and dogs on leads. We're not taking any more bookings for this weekend. Booking is free and essential for St Valentine's Day. (Please warn us if anyone plans to propose on the new Heritage bridge.....we can have someone there to photo you) ballylough.co.uk/en/home/product/heritage-trail-february-2021-walk-booking-essential-due-to-covid... ...
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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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