Ballon

Carlow Attractions
Historic Houses

Ballykealey House

Ballon (irl. Ballán) is a small village in County Carlow. And this is where the Ballykealey House is located. Ballykealey House is a 19th-century original Country House. So the house once sat on an estate of 1,500 acres. Also, it is interesting because of its artistic architecture. It`s a gothic-style house designed by Thomas A. […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

The Forge Restaurant

Less than 1 kilometer from the majestic Altamont Gardens was located The Forge Restaurant. Between the villages of Ballon and Bunclody on the N80 Dublin-Wexford road. It was an ideal stopover for tourists. I wrote “it was” because The Forge Restaurant closed its doors on 4th September 2018 as its owner Mary Jordan had retired […]

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