Parkes Castle

  • Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:10

On the banks of Lough Gill, close to Dromahair is Parkes Castle.  The castle  is a restored Plantation Castle from the 17th century.  The grounds contain evidence of an earlier 16th century Tower House owned by Sir Brian O'Rourke. On the grounds of the Castle the son and daughter of Parkes are buried, following a tragic accident on Lough Gill, when both children were drowned.  The castle has been very well preserved with a wonderful courtyard, tall towers and an exhibition with an audio visual show.

Opening Hours: 5th April - 26th Sept.  Daily 10.00 - 18.00  Guided tours available on request

Additional Info

  • Telephone: 071 9164149
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