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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
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
The courtyard was under construction so it was off limits, but the castle didn't charge a fee to attend which made it worth the trip. It was a quick walk through the castle, and they had some good information in the tour pamphlets they provided.
Out in the wilds at the side of Lough Gill that is SE of Sligo. It has been partially renovated in recent years and when we were there it had started again. As the result of this there was no charge although we were all...More
On way home from sligo we took a wee trip to visit Parkes Castle its beautiful not large but if you have mobility issues its not really suitable as there is a beautiful winding staicase up to the top.We met the loveky Siobhan and Alison...More
We encountered this castle along our way, but it was closed so could not see inside. We did walk all around the outside to take pictures. Unfortunately the entrance was lined with garbage cans and wish they would've found a better place for them so...More