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The Towers Walk

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About

Ballysaggartmore Towers are mystical gothic style buildings situated near Lismore in pleasant woodland walking and picnic areas. It’s an ideal walk for all the family. Kids will love it - while walking through the woods you would nearly expect a troll to be hiding in the trees. The magical towers provide a fairy tale setting which does not reflect the sad period in Irish History where extravagance and starvation lived side by side. The Towers were built in 1850 by Arthur Kiely-Ussher for his wife, the extravagant gates were the only part of the castle to be built as money ran out soon after their completion. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres for himself. It’s a placeto truly take time out and escape to.

Directions

Take the R666 from Lismore in the direction of Ballyduff and Fermoy which is signposted at the bridge near Lismore Castle. Continue for approximately 3.5km to the Towers entrance on the right. There is ample parking at the entrance.

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Trail Metrics

Distance:2km
Duration:40 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
High Point/Ascent:-
Terrain:Gravel path
Minimum Gear:Treking shoes, raingear
Nearest Town:Ballyduff
Lat/Lon:52° 8' 48.249", -7° 58' 1.1928"