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.

  • 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
Open May to Aug

Opening Times:

May 11 to Aug 28

09:30 to 17:00 Sat to Wed incl.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing


Admission Prices 2019:

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
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