Ballyhack Castle with its 15th-century tower house overlooking the Waterford estuary

Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary. The castle, a large tower house, is 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.

Currently on display at Ballyhack Castle are assorted items of replica armour relating to the Crusades and the Normans – a visit not to be missed!

  • The castle was occupied by Cromwellian forces during the Irish Rebellion of 1641
  • Features of the castle on view are its dungeon, murder-hole, effigies and oratory
  • The castle is an Irish National Monument

2023 opening to be confirmed, see website for updates


Admission Prices:

Free admission

Useful Information

Parking in nearby village

Getting There

Ballyhack village (off R733).

Map Location: 52.245920, -6.967398
Contact Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y35 TN56
T: +353 (0)51 389 468
W: heritageireland.ieplaces-to-visitballyhack-castle
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