On the north side of the Lough Gill Drive, on the County Leitrim side of the border, Parke's Castle stands out as a lone outpost amid the natural tableau of lake view and woodland scenery. Named after an English family that gained possession of it during the 1620 plantation of Leitrim (when land was confiscated from the Irish and given to favored English families), this castle was originally the stronghold of the O'Rourke clan, rulers of the Kingdom of Breffni. Beautifully restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmanship, it exemplifies the 17th-century fortified manor house. In the visitor center, informative exhibits and a splendid audiovisual show illustrate the history of the castle and introduce visitors to the surrounding area.
County Sligo and Yeats Country
County Sligo and Yeats Country› Attraction
On R286, 11.2km (7 miles) east of Sligo Town, Co. Leitrim, Sligo Town, County Leitrim, Ireland
Our Rating Hours Early Apr to Sept daily 10am-6pm. Last admission 45 min. before closing Phone 071/916-4149 Prices Admission €5 adults; €4 seniors; €3 students and children; €13 families
MapOn R286, 11.2km County Sligo and Yeats Country
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