No visit to North Leitrim is complete without a visit to Parke’s Castle, the restored plantation castle from the early 17th century. It is situated in the most breath-taking setting, on the shores of picturesque Lough Gill. It was once the home of Sir Robert Parke and his family. The Castle has been carefully restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmanship. A permanent exhibition of artefacts from the 17th century including replica period costumes and furniture, is on display inside the grounds.

A guided tour of the Castle takes place every hour and the audio-visual presentation “Stone by stone” further explains the history and restoration of the Castle.