Another beautiful day for a magnetometer survey.
Today we’re at Ballybur Castle in Co. Kilkenny. This tower house is attributed to Thomas Comerford, head of the Comerford family of Ballybur, who died in 1588. It is said that the Papal Nuncio, Cardinal Rinuccini stopped here on his way to Kilkenny in 1645 and presented to the Comerfords an ornate rosary, which is now in the collections of Kilkenny Archaeological Society – but that’s another story for another day!
The tower house has been with the present owners since the 1970s who have lovingly restored it and now run it as self-catering accommodation.
Shanarc are here to help them realise their plans to add to their offering – we are currently working on an Archaeological Impact Assessment which will include the results of documentary research and geophysical survey. This approach is completely non-invasive and the best way to establish the archaeological potential of the area immediately surrounding the standing building. We’re looking forward to seeing the results.