Ballinlough CastleBallinlough Castle is located just a few minutes north of Delvin on the N52.

The main part of the castle was built in the early seventeenth century – 1614 is the date on the O Reilly coat of arms over the front door although this be inaccurate by a few decades. The newer wing at Ballinlough was added by Sir Hugh O Reilly in about 1790 and is probably attributable to the Thomas Wogan Browne was also responsible for Malahide Castle.

The ground floor contains a large drawing room and dining room with four first-floor bedrooms approached by a vaulted corridor above. The spacious interiors have what may be the tallest windows in a private house of this period, overlooking the woods and lake.

In recent times, the Castle and its grounds have played host to a number of large scale events including the Irish Country Fair, “Muck It” and of course Body&Soul.

Please note that the castle and its grounds are not generally open to the public.

Visitor Information

If you are attending an event at Ballinlough Castle, you may find the information here useful.


The History of Ballinlough Castle (Video)

Michael Murphy of the Delvin Historical Society gave a pictorial overview of the history of Ballinlough Castle during a special presentation in March 2011.

Apologies for the quality of the film but you should still get the general idea.

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