Terryglass has been a National Tidy Towns winner. The monastery of Terryglass no longer exists but during the 9th/10th century it lead the revival in Irish learning and literature, thanks to which we have most of our knowledge about Ireland's distant and pagan past. The Old Court Castle is situated on elevated ground near the lake. It was built by either a de Burgo or a Butler, and is a legacy of Norman colonisation. There is pedestrian access only to the castle.


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