tel:- 0505 21453
fax:- 0505 21195
web address:- www.castleballaghmore.com
Ballaghmore Castle :-
Ballaghmore Castle is a unique and beautiful place. Set in the Irish midlands in Co. Laois, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing rural break in luxurious and historic surroundings.
Situated in beautiful country side, with its renowned fishing, shooting, riding, hunting, hill walking, mountain climbing and golf.
Venue type Manor House
Venue type Historical Building
Venue type Historic Building
Number of function rooms available for weddings: the whole castle banquet hall and great hall 15 beds and beds in manor house
Honeymoon suite available: yes
Garden suitable for marquees: yes
Local accommodation: this very much a private castle self catering or we will provide what is neccessary we prefer the smaller wedding we can seat 30 35 in the banquet hall castle meal for 30 35 for the weekend is 5000 euros including the beds the local hotel will take the overfloww it is better to contact me grace because i am the owner and i can explin in full see the inetrnet this is a unique place
Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes
Alcohol License Yes
Toastmaster Available Yes
Entertainment Available Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: band or harp music and irish music what ever you want disco etc
Wedding services provided: we look after your needs drinks are extra or provide your own
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: yes
Venue special features: Built in 1480 by the king of ossory (not norman) historical madeaval castle. Grace is a historian and will tell you about the history going back to 500 bc.
Other information: this castle was built by the gaelic chieftian which is my own family it is most interesting
Honeymoon vacations local attractions: this is the magical midlands we have golf fishing riding lake and river boating lovely gardens to visit also very early 5th century monasteries etc
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.