Manorhamilton Castle and Heritage Centre
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.
2017 Opening dates May 1-June 30, Aug 19-27, 1pm-5pm. On appointment, all visits must be arranged in advance. It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit.