Evidence of Delvin’s rich heritage is clearly visible on our main street, but take a short drive and there are plenty of other stories to tell and sights to see.
Sadly, not all are publicly accessible so this guide will tell you all you need to know.
Photo: Main Street, Delvin - National Library of Ireland Archives
Ballinlough Castle, home to the award winning Body&Soul Festival.
In the 1970s & 1980s, The Beehive Lodge near Reynella was the place to be and be seen!
Bracklyn House was built by a branch of the Fetherstonhaugh family in the late 18th century.
The Church of St Livinius is a beautiful building in a stunning location on high ground overlooking rolling fields.
The Church of the Assumption, is a magnificent building overlooking the main village.
Clonarney graveyard is an enclosed historic site located in a field near Delvin
One of the last great Victorian castles to be built in Ireland.
It is believed that the castle was built c.1181 for Sir Gilbert de Nugent.
A late 12th century earth & timber motte castle, built by Hugh de Lacy.
Rosmead house was built in the early 1700s by the Wood family.
Adolphus built the tomb to resemble a beehive because he believed his father would be reincarnated as a bee.
A former COI church, rebuilt c.1810 incorporating fabric of later medieval building (c.1550).
St Patrick’s Hall was built in 1832 and began life as the original village chapel.
Castletowndelvin was one of the new Poor Law Unions created between 1848 and 1850.