County leitrim Things to DoList of sites and attractions in County leitrim
Parke's Castle, , County Leitrim
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 ORourke who subsequently was executed at Tyburn, London in 1591. The Castle has been restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmenship. Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor.
Manorhamilton, County Leitrim
The chief object of interest in Manorhamilton is the ruined baronial mansion built in 1634 by Sir Fredrick Hamilton. There is now a Heritage Centre in the grounds of the old castle. Prior to Fredrick Hamilton being granted a substantial tract of land here the area was called Clonmullen which means "the hillside meadow".
Creevelea Friary, , County Leitrim
Built in 1508, the Friary's well preserved ruins stand in romantic settings beside the River Bonet. In the ruins is a carving of Saint Francis preaching to the birds. Located 16km south east of Sligo.
Costello Chapel, , County Leitrim
The Costello Memorial Chapel in Carrick-On-Shannon is the 2nd smallest chapel in the world. It was built in the 19th century by Costello in memory of his wife. Husband and wife now rest side by side in the beautiful memorial.
Parkes Castle, , County Leitrim
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. It was 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 craftsmenship. Access for visitors with disabilities to the ground floor. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Glencar Waterfall, Glencar, County Leitrim
Glencar Waterfall is 50ft high and is situated in Glencar Lough, it is very impressive after rain. There are more waterfalls visible from the road although none is quite as romantic as this one.
Lough Rynn House and Gardens, Mohill, County Leitrim
Formerly the home of the Earls of Leitrim, the Lough Rynn estate is an intricate mingling of land and water.The notable mid 19th century walled garden, with its terraces designed to catch the sun, no longer provides fruit and vegetables for an Earl's table. Its architectural features include a turreted summer house with splendid views over Lough Rynn. Lough Rynn House and Gardens has ornamental gardens, nature trails and a terraced walled garden which dates from 1859. At over a hectare in size it is one of the largest in the country. Originally laid out as a vegetable garden it has been extensively replanted in the manner of a Victorian pleasure garden.
Kinlough Folk Museum, , County Leitrim
Take a step back in time by visiting this folk museum. The building still in its original form, has not been altered. The bar is unique, featuring the long counter with a lift up hatch. The kitchen conjures up the atmosphere of those bygone days when the fire really was the heart of the house. The museum is located on main street.