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Parke's Castle
Dromahair, Co. Leitrim
Free car parking
Rainy days
Family friendly
Parkes Castle was once an important stronghold of the local O’Rourke family, rulers of Breffni. It has been recently restored to its original 17th-century style and is situated on the shores of Lough Gill, in Kilmore Fivemilebourne, County Leitrim.

This 17th-century fortified manor house was originally the stronghold of the O'Rourke Clan, rulers of the kingdom of Breffni. It has been beautifully restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmanship.

The courtyard contains the foundations and features of an earlier defensive structure, while another remnant of a bygone age is a traditional blacksmith forge of 17th-century style.

It is open to the public from 28 March-2 October and the average length of a visit is one hour. There is access for disabled users on the ground floor and other facilities include a car and coach park and toilets. Last admission is 45min before closing.

Tips from locals

Check out the sailings on Lough Gill of the Rose of Innisfree which departs from the castle grounds.

Contact details
Kilmore, Co. Leitrim, F91 FP71, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

More to discover at Parke's Castle
Lough Gill

Lough Gill is a large lake, about 8 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. There is public access to the lough from a pier on the south shore at the mouth of the Garavogue River, at Inishfree Pier and at Shriff Bay.

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