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A little bit of History

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Ballyin Gardens | 0 comments

A little bit of History


According to the local history books, Ballyin was one of the thirteen castles built by the Great Earl of Cork. This would date the original buildings to about the 1630’s. Given its proximity to Lismore Castle, the Earl’s principal stronghold, Ballyin was probably just a fortified outpost – nevertheless of some size as can be seen by viewing the original wall of the fortification and the Bell Tower from the Kitchen Garden.

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