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Ballymoty Motte
Móta Bhaile an Mhóta
Ballymoty Motte is located in Ireland
Ballymoty Motte
Location in Ireland
Location Ballymoty More, Enniscorthy,
County Wexford, Ireland
Region Slaney Valley
Coordinates 52°30′20″N 6°27′41″W / 52.505617°N 6.461506°W / 52.505617; -6.461506
Altitude 89 m (292 ft)
Type motte
Area 0.188 ha (0.46 acres)
Diameter 54 m (177 ft)
Material earth
Founded late 12th century
Cultures Hiberno-Norman
Site notes
Ownership private
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Ballymoty
Reference no. 375

Ballymoty Motte is a motte and National Monument located in County Wexford, Ireland.


Ballymoty Motte is located 2.6 km (1.6 mi) south-southeast of Monageer, just south of the Ballyedmond River.


The motte was built in the late 12th century after the Norman invasion of Ireland.


Ballymoty Motte is round. A possible causeway post was found to the southeast of the motte during fieldwork.

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