Parkes Castle


for all the family

Parkes Castle Leitrim Irish Heritage Building and Visitor Centre
Parkes Castle Leitrim Irish Heritage Building and Visitor Centre

Opening Hours

  • 24th March – 28th September
  • Daily 10.00 – 18.00
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing
  • Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour
  • Guided Tours available


  • Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim,F91 FP71
  • Telephone No:+353719164149 +353 86 0716968
  • Email: parkescastle@opw.ie

Admission to Parke’s Castle!

  • Adult: €4.00
  • Sen/Group: €3.00
  • Child/Student: €2.00
  • Family: €10.00
  • Free Admission on Wednesdays
Parkes Castle Co Leitrim seen from Lough Gill
Parkes Castle Ireland Front View

A Part of our History

A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill, once the home of Robert Parke and his family. The Courtyard grounds contain evidence of an earlier 16th century Tower House structure once owned by Sir Brian O’Rourke who subsequently was executed at Tyburn, London in 1591. The Castle has been restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmanship.

Office of Public Works

Parke’s Castle is situated 8 miles east of Sligo town on the road to Dromahair. In the ownership of the Office of Public Works, Parkes Castle has been restored in recent years to give a full flavour of castle life in the 17th century. Admission includes an audio visual presentation and activity packs for families. Keep an eye out for special heritage events and crafts demonstrations.

Accommodation Near Parke’s Castle

Castle View B&B Dromahair
Castle View B&B Dromahair
Full Day Tour of Sligo and north Leitrim
Full Day Tour of Sligo and north Leitrim

Castle View B&B

Castle View B&B is situated just above Parkes Castle with beautiful views of the castle and of Lough Gill. From this comfortable Bed and Breakfast you can see right across to Leaune Mountain, the Lake Isle of Innisfree and out to Knocknarea Mountain on Sligo Bay. The large, well-appointed rooms are all en suite and the full Irish breakfast comes highly recommended. JJ O’Hara is your host and his knowledge of the local area makes this a great base for short or long breaks in the Sligo and Leitrim area. Castle View B&B can organise a great variety of courses and actvity breaks for those who want a more active holiday. See more details on their website www.castleviewbnb.com

Half Day and Full Day Tours

Castle View B&B in association with Irish Life Tours runs full and half day tours of the area and also organise a wide range of longer tours to any part of Ireland and as far as Scotland. The full day tour from Parkes Castle takes in some the wonderful sights and historical monuments of north Leitrim and Sligo. With a local guide in a small group the tours include Parkes Castle, Troll Wood, Creevelea Friary, Manorhamilton Castle, Glencar Waterfall, Fowley’s Falls, Barr Road Rossinver and WB Yeats’ Grave, Drumcliffe. You can book a half or full day tour by phoning 0860716968 or see the Castle View B&B website. For longer tours of Ireland and Scotland see Irish Life Tours website.

 W8 Holiday Village

W8 Holiday village

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