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Parke's Castle

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We did not go in- but it looked very historical.

Plantation castles are 'What They Say On The Tin.' When the Irish people were quietly farming their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vincent D
Well preserved castle with a rich and colourful history especially if you have Irish ancestory.

For those among us with Irish ancestry a visit to Parke's Castle is a must. Well preserved with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waz266
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Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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All reviews guided tour lough gill well worth a visit great tour restoration work century tower boat trip treasure hunt spiral stair case surrounding area really enjoyed our visit whole thing sunday afternoon takes about an hour informative video historical sites free entry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Plantation castles are 'What They Say On The Tin.' When the Irish people were quietly farming their land, a foreign power can in and stripped the land from them, and then allowed them to farm their own land on condition they payed their rackrent. This...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those among us with Irish ancestry a visit to Parke's Castle is a must. Well preserved with friendly and informative staff on hand, it is well worth the visit.

Thank Waz266
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Came across this attraction as we drove around Leitrim. Have to saw an excellent couple of hours spent here. Siobhan our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable and open to questions. She made the trip worthwhile. All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon and an beautifully...More

Thank Martina N
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the Castle and wow — we really enjoyed the tour. Interestingly enough, the Castle is undergoing renovations/repairs so there is NO charge to tour the Castle. It is really well done and even with part of the courtyard being...More

Thank Shoeladee64
Reviewed 1 September 2018

lovely visit to this castle with a narration from a staff member, very interesting story of castle life with life size models and examples of utensils used in bygone days. some restoration work going on but not noticable to visitors. we then went on the...More

Thank joanmacca
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This castle is overlooking a lake and has some of the friendliest staff we have come across. They make the visit fun for kids by giving the a list of photos and encouraging them.to find each artifact in the photos .... Rwally fantastic

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

While there is some reconstruction on site it does not impact upon your tour of the site other than offering free admission. There is a great 15 minute movie at the start that speaks to the history and historical sites of the area. The staff...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I traveled to Ireland for a month, mostly to find my ancestry/genealogy. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the beautiful Parke's Castle was actually built on the remains of O'Rourke's Castle (my ancestors). The staff was wonderful and I would have loved to seen...More

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Parke's castle on the shores of Lough Gill is a lovely place to visit. The movie at the beginning of the tour is excellent. Don't miss the boat trip on the Rose of Inishfree.

1  Thank Joan O
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We attended a tour of this castle recently and could not believe the fascinating history this castle has. My favourite part about the castle was the reconstructed spiral stair case, it truly is a work of Art. The staff at the castle were very helpful...More

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