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.
Ballyragget is 18km from Kilkenny on the N77 road.
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.
- Paddy & Bernie Fitzpatrick, The Square, ☎ .
- The Red Barn Pub, The Square, ☎ .
- Moloney's Bar & B & B, Bridge St, ☎ .
- The Corner House, Patrick St, ☎ .
- West End Bar, Bridge St, ☎ .
- Byrnesgrove Farmhouse B&B, Byrnesgrove (3.5km from Ballyragget on R694 road to Castlecomer), ☎ . Double €35.
- 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.