Historic Building sights in County Leitrim
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The tranquil surrounds of Parke's Castle, with swans drifting by on Lough Gill and neat grass cloaking the old moat, belie the fact that its early Plantation architecture was created out of an unwelcome English landlord's insecurity and fear.
The thoroughly restored, three-storey castle forms part of one of the five sides of the bawn, which also has three rounded turrets at its corners. Join one of the entertaining guided tours after viewing the 20-minute video. Last admission is at 5.15pm.
You can take a 1½-hour cruise on Lough Gill from the castle. Trips aboard the Rose of Innisfreeoffer live recitals of Yeats' poetry accompanying music. The company runs a bus from Sligo…