Ballyragget

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Ballyragget Square

Ballyragget(Irish: Béal Atha Raghad meaning Mouth of Ragget's Ford) is a town in north County Kilkenny. It has a population of 1,450. The town is beside the river Nore.

It is named after Richard Le Ragget, a Norman who owned the land around the town in the 13th century.

Get in[edit]

Ballyragget is 18km from Kilkenny on the N77 road.

Get around[edit]

Ballyragget is very small, and easy to walk around.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Ormond Castle (Ballyragget Castle). The ruins of a large medieval keep build in 1495 is found the the town. The keep is surrounded by walls and a 4 round turrets. There is also a wishing chair.  edit
  • Catholic Church. In the town's square  edit
  • Donoughmore Cemetery and ruins. Visit the ruins of an old church that was founded by St. Patrick.  edit

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Paddy & Bernie Fitzpatrick, The Square, Ballyragget, 056-8833294.  edit
  • The Red Barn Pub, The Square, Ballyragget, 056-8833686. A small pub known for it's pool table.  edit
  • Moloney's Bar & B & B, Bridge Street, Ballyragget, 056-8833188.  edit
  • The Corner House, Patrick Street, Ballyragget, 056-8833112.  edit
  • West End Bar, Bridge Street, Ballyragget, 056-8833767.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Byrnesgrove Farmhouse B&B, Byrnesgrove, Ballyragget (3.5km from Ballyragget on R694 (road to Castlecomer)), 056-8833043, [1]. Double €35.  edit
  • Grange Manor (bed and breakfast), Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny (From Ballyragget 2.5km), 0872524531, [2]. checkin: 16.00; checkout: 12.00. 18th Century Manor House. 4 elegant ensuite bedrooms in quiet peaceful grounds just outside Ballyragget. Not suitable for children. Tea and scones served between 4 and 6pm to residents. from €120..  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Kilkenny - The capital of County Kilkenny is only 18km away. It's famous for it medieval history.
  • Castlecomer -Visit Castlecomer Discovery Park and learn about the history of coal in The Footprints in Coal Experience. Only 7km away.



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