A popular angling, centre boasting some of the finest coarse angling in Ireland, this market town has an early 14th century castle built by Richard de Burgo. The Book of Ballymote was compiled in this castle in the 15th century and gives the key to the Ogham inscriptions, the ancient Irish system of linear writing, which can be seen on many standing stones in the country. Traditional Irish music is a big feature of the town's entertainment. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of the lovely 9-hole course. The Caves of Kesh, 6 km to the east, are well worth a visit.
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