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Parke's Castle

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Address: Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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+353 71 916 4149
10:00 - 18:00
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I wanted to check if I was related!!

Now this place bears my maiden surname and I was born in Sligo so it was always going to be interesting for me to see if there was any connection, but for the 6 & 7 year old in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Now this place bears my maiden surname and I was born in Sligo so it was always going to be interesting for me to see if there was any connection, but for the 6 & 7 year old in tow on a rainy July afternoon??? Entry is very reasonable and the children were provided with a treasure map which kept... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited this in a summer. The castle is impressive on the outside, and probably nice inside, but it really is hit and miss as to whether its open to visitors or not. There is also a really nice covered in boat that takes you on an hour trip around the lake from the castle, but this boat does not... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful example of an old restored castle. Beautiful history. Good guided tour. The setting on the lake was stunning.

Thank Greenvilledan
Stokes Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a nice castle but once you have seen a few you don't have to stop here unless you are a history and castle buff or are driving by. They are still working on the restoration so it will improve. We did see the movie which is good and probably the guided tour would afford more information which we... More 

Thank Greenough
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The castle is not huge but does present nice views of lake Innisfree. The admission fee is low and the staff are friendly. The displays are a little eclectic with a large portion based on different housing types within Ireland, for me this did not make a lot of sense to have this shown at the castle?? The history in... More 

Thank Robert J
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This self guided tour was a nice stop in Yeats Country. The castle is having some renovations done so parts were not open during my visit. However I enjoyed the tour, movie and walk around a the grounds.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We arrrived just in time for an informative 50 minute tour of the castle. The tour covered the history of the castle and its inhabitants but it also dealt with vernacular architecture - local cottage styles and the construction of thatched roofs. Entrance fee was €2 instead of the usual €4 because the battlements are currently closed off for maintenance... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Upon our arrival we were greeted by a friendly lady who was more than accommodating in directing us around the grounds and providing helpful information for us to make the most of our tour. It was a pleasant surprise to us that Wednesday's were free admission. The castle itself is quaint, nice location but a little disappointing that much of... More 

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County Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited on Heritage Sunday so entrance was free which was an added bonus, although if we had gone at any other time the fee is only 2 euro. The staff were so friendly & helpful. The views over Lough Gill were lovely, well worth a visit.

Thank AileenMary53
Murcia Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Parker's castle is a short drive from Sligo in Co. leitrim and well worth a visit . There is a nominal entrance fee, and you have the choice of a guided or DIY tour. We chose the latter as we wanted to wander and get a feel for the place. It was originally the home of a Sir Brian O... More 

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