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“Parke's Castle” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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“Parke's Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited for the 3rd Time on Sunday 20th July with 2 friends. We found the receptionist and tour guide exceptionally friendly and helpful. The castle and grounds are well maintained. Well worth a visit.

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Northern Ireland
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“Interesting castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well laid out for self guided tour but guided yours also available. The castle is well reconstructed and visitors are able to walk along the walls. Not suitable for visitors who cannot manage lots of steps

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Stevensville, Maryland
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“Ann Marie made this tour fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our tour guide was Ann Marie and she made the tour absolutely wonderful, interesting and personal. She showed and told all sorts of interesting facts, history and shared personal experiences from growing up in a traditional Irish farm house. She demonstrated and guided all the way through and held us spellbound with her wit and witticisms. What a charmer! If you go, ask for Ann Marie and take the full tour (including medieval sweat lodge). The boat trip is also nice and definitely recommended!

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Tucson, Arizona
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“Ann Marie's tour of the castle was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Tour guide Ann Marie who stood about 4'9" was so full of interesting tidbits of life in the castle, our little group of 7 were mesmerized. To the fine details of the carrier pidgeon tower, to wedding crashers called mummers, she had so much to share. We learned the specific parts of what trees were used in the thatch roofs and where the escape door to the sea was; even how the spiral stairwells were constructed for right or left handed chiefs. Very interesting tour and Ann Marie made it very spirited!

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While cycling the Lough Gill Cycle Loop we passed Parke's Castle and decided to take the tour. It was the best €3 ever. Mark our tour guide was fantastic, a wealth of information and a very dry sense of humour. The Cycle Loop is a great way to see the countryside and fab scenery around Lough Gill. If you are not up to cycling the 40Km, which is quite hilly at times, you could cycle the 10Km to the castle and still have many opportunities for great sightseeing. Enjoy

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