Ballyhealy Castle is a restored 13th century tower house in south County Wexford, Ireland.
The tower may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a modern dwelling in a historical building or for scenes that need a castle in a rural location. The owners rennovated the building in the 20th century and it has been used as accomodation and a private residence since then. The tower has pleasing rural views in all directions and the ocean can also be seen from the top of the building.
The Cheever family built the tower sometime in the 13th century. It was originally part of a larger bawn. In 1649 the property was confiscated and given to a follower of Cromwell. The new owners dismantled the other three towers that used to make up the bawn. The stone is believed to have been used to construct farm buildings. The last remaining tower, 2km from Kilmore village, is in good condition having been restored by various recent owners.
Please note that the building is a private residence, so permission is required to access it.
Parking: ~5 cars by the tower
Nearest town: Wexford, 18km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Al Butler
Ballyhealycastle, Kilmore, Co. Wexford, Ireland