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Ballyhack Castle
Ballyhack, Co. Wexford
Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary in Ballyhack Village, County Wexford.

Ballyhack Castle is a large five stories tall tower house and the walls survive complete to the wall walk. Built into the north-east wall of the second floor is a small chapel, thought to have been built c. 1450 by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John. One of the two great military orders founded at the beginning of the 12th century at the time of the Crusades. .

The entrance to the castle is protected externally by a machicolation and internally by a murder hole, an opening through which defenders could throw rocks or pour boiling water, hot sand or boiling oil, out on to an attackers.

Ballyhack Castle has on display assorted items of replica armour relating to the Crusades and the Normans.

Tips from locals

Take the short Passage East Car Ferry trip across the Estuary to Co. Waterford and on to Woodstown Beach or Dunmore East.

Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
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Contact details
Ballyhack, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

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