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Parke's

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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One of the very few castles in County Leitrim, this is an interesting of where the original late 15th century tower house of the O’Rourke family has been reduced to its footings, but the pentagonal surrounding bawn or court on the shore of Lough Gill remains complete (with access to parts of wall-walk).  There is a stronghouse of the 1620s built by an English plantation family built against the wall, and incorporating a gatehouse. The stronghouse was re-roofed by the Irish Board of Works in the 1980s.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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