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“Worth the visit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parke's Castle

Parke's Castle
Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
353-71-9164149
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Leitrim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Worth the visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Well restored and the cost is cheap too. The loveliest part, for us, was getting a good look at the lake. Had we known about the informative tours, we likely would've opted to take one.

Visited June 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“great day out for all the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

the castle is really lovely the guide was so nice and informative,the castle is situated on the waters edge so very pretty,there is also a small musuem inside the castle on the ground floor which shows models of the poeple that once ocupied the castle before the OPW took over its care,there is also a small thatched cootage on the grounds were thatching demo s take place (summer months only)overall a very interesting place to visit and its down the road from a beautiful waterfall that in free into and no parking charges very rare these days well done leitrim co council.

Visited April 2012
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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
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“excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

well worth a visit, very well restored, gives great insight into the workings and function of this keep. views are beautiful

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Sligo, Ireland
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Just the thing for a Sunday afternoon. A pity it closes for the Winter season at the end of October. It's a former walled manor house with parapets for defence, it had a moat (now partially filled in). It has a visitor's centre, gift shop and tea rooms. It's easly accessible by road from Sligo or you can take the boat from the riverside in Sligo. Well worth a visit

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Kerry
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“Worth a vist.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Parkes Castle is on the Sligo/Leitrim border - a restored plantation castle from the 17th century located on the shores of Lough Gill. Beautifully restored using local crafts men with an amazing oak spiral stair case. The castle has been restored to show part of the original moat as well as the remains of a 16th century tower house & original steam room located on the grounds which would have been used to treat various aliments!!
Well worth taking a guided tour, they run quite frequently subject to demand. Cost only €3 for an adult too!

Visited May 2011
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