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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.


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






Go next[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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