Ballymote Heritage Trail, which is 3.5km in length, links a range of significant historical sites, including, the Franciscan Abbey, Ballymote Castle, the old Corn Mill and Emlaghfad Church in addition to the churches and other historic buildings of this ancient town.
The trail is both urban and rural in nature and traces the ancient “Bóthar an Chorráin” from the town centre to Emlaghfad. This trail provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including the Ox Mountains to the west.
The trail is centred on the very pleasant Ballymote Town Park which is dominated by Ballymote castle, constructed in c. 1300. The very name of the town Ballymote or Bhaile an Mhóta means Town of the Moat and owes its name to this fine structure.