Roughly translated from the Gaelic “Báile Bachaille” as “Town of the Staff”, Ballyboughal features a variety of historical monuments that coincide directly with important events in the history of Ireland, including a series of landmarks devoted exclusively to those who fought and died in the historic 1798 uprising. The “staff” referred to in the name of this town references the sacred relic that was carried by St. Patrick during his work as a missionary. Travelers visiting Ballyboughal can enjoy a variety of gift shops, cafés, art galleries and garden walks during their time here.