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 Castles of Ireland - Ballyragget Castle






Location
near Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Description
Ballyragget Castle is situated in the town of Ballyragget, about 18km from Kilkenny on the N77.

Ballyragget Castle, also known as Butler Castle, is a ruined square tower house. It has defensive wall with corner towers. It is named after the Norman, Richard Le Ragget, who owned the land in the 13th century.

Facilities
The castle is on private land and is not open to the public.

History
Ballyragget Castle was built in 1495 by the Mountgarret family. In 1600 it was garrisoned by Sir George Carew against the Mountgarrets who were in opposition to the crown. The castle was once a residence of Lady Margaret Fitzgerald, the Countess of Ormonde.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballybur Castle, County Kilkenny
  Burnchurch Castle, County Kilkenny
  Carlow Castle, County Carlow
  Castle Durrow, County Laois
  Clara Castle, County Kilkenny
  Clomantagh Castle, County Kilkenny
  Foulksrath Castle, County Kilkenny
  Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
  Leighlinbridge Castle, County Carlow
  Rock of Dunamase, County Laois
  Tinnahinch Castle, County Carlow
  White's Castle, County Kildare







White's Castle
Ballyragget Castle

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 Ballyragget Castle map