The Blackstairs and Wicklow mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the pastures and cornfields, the winding country roads and traditional farmsteads around the charming rural village of Ballon. There is a strong archaeological presence in the area which includes a motte and bailey at Castlemore and Castlegrace, ringforts, cashels, standing stones and holy wells. Ballon Hill, 450 feet above sea level provides magnificent views of the surrounding countryside while a map board on site supplies information on the archaeological significance of the area.
ATTRACTIONS: Organic Garden – grounds of Ballon National School, Sli na Sceacha close to the Fore Restaurant, wild flower corridors on both sides of the village with picnic site at the entrance to the Lecky Graveyard. Feilte Ireland Visitor Information Point in Old School, Siopa Glas, national award winning community shop, Altamont Gardens, The Forge Restaurant, Lace Gallery and Malone’s Fruit Farm.