Manorhamilton Castle and Heritage Centre
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The massive ruins of the 17th Century stronghold of Manorhamilton Castle dominate the picturesque town of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim.
Manorhamilton Castle around which the town of Manorhamilton grew has a dramatic and colourful history, stories of which live on in the town to this day.
The castle overlord Sir Frederick Hamilton was to become a bye word for cruelty down the centuries as a result of his brutality in suppressing uprisings led by the O’Rourke Chieftains whose land he had seized. On display is a permanent exhibition including artefacts from the 17th Century, replica period costumes, furniture, a castle model and other interesting items and information.
Manorhamilton Castle and Heritage Centre is open all the year round to the general public and to organised tours. A tour of the recently restored castle ruins and grounds can be taken, conducted by an experienced and informative guide.