The castle from which this town takes its name was built in the 13th century, it was taken by the Fitzpatrick family and burned to the ground in 1600 to prevent the English seizing control of it, the foundations and part of the walls remain. The town itself lies on the banks of the Nore, set amongst peaceful green countryside.
Getting to Castletown and Around
832 Bus route operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
834 Bus route operated by Local Link Laois Offaly
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Our Co. Laois Transport Guide provides more information on getting to and around County Laois.