Delvin is a picturesque village in wooded surroundings. The Dysart lakes near by are good for angling. Delvin Castle (thirteenth century) , a well preserved ruin, was erected by the Nugents. They later abandoned it to move to Clonyn Castle, west of the village.
The present Clonyn Castle is a nineteenth century building which replaced the original one that stands in ruins in the grounds. Brindsley MacNamara, the writer, was born at Ballinvalley near Delvin and some of his works are set in the neighbourhood.
There is an 18-hole golf course in the grounds of Clonyn Castle.
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