Ballymahon

Ballymahon is picturesquely situated on the River Inny near the heart of the Goldsmith country. In 960 Mahon, King of Thomond, defeated Fergal, son of Ruarc, King of Breifne and Conacht, near Ballymahon. The town has a wide main street, and has many association with Oliver Goldsmith. The Ballymahon area is said to have had a seminal influence on Goldsmith and formed the Inspiration for his future works. Ballymahon is also the centre of John Keegan 'Leo' Casey country, and the River Inny and surrounding localities feature prominently in the poet's work. Places of architectural interest include New Castle House, Castlecor House, with its octagonal roof and Ledwithstown House built by Cassels in 1728.

 Activities in Ballymahon

Equestrian Centres
Mosstown Stables

Game Fishing
Angling Tang River
Rath River

 


 
 
 
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