Parke’s Castle is a restored plantation castle from the early 17th century and is situated on the picturesque shores of Lough Gill. It was once the home of Sir 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 was executed at Tyburn, London in 1591.
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.
A wonderfully scenic drive along the shores of Lough Gill takes you from Parke’s Castle to the pretty village of Dromahair and the Rose of Innisfree Tourboat offers boat tours of Lough Gill, leaving from Parke’s Castle.