Castle View B&B Lough GilI

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Over Looking Sligo, Leitrim, Lough Gill, Parke's Castle, Innisfree Island were the W.B.Yeats wrote some of his best poems and just out site Dromahair and Sligo town,In The heart of the West of Ireland, It call Lovely Leitrim

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Castle View B&B Lough GilI

The Space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 10
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $33 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $5
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Parke's Castle House B&B is overlooking Lough Gill, Parke’s Castle, Innisfree Island, Arigna Mountains, O’Rourke’s Table, Queen Maeve grave and St. Angela’s College. All rooms are en-suite, and have TV and internet access. The House is located outside Dromahair in Co. Leitrim within close proximity of Sligo City and the town of Manorhamilton. It is an inviting, Four star registered Self catering house. At the end of the road you will find Parke’s Castle and the Rose of Innisfree boat trip. enjoy your drive on the Wild Atlantic Way

Guest Access

Ever thing, you will feel at home in Ireland.

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Wild Atlantic Butterfly

The Wild Atlantic Butterfly is a beautiful place, a mythical place. Shrouded in mist for most of the time, which preserves it like something out of the past, making it a unique and unchanged destination for the visitor.
On a beautiful day, if you fly from overseas into Knock airport, you will see why. The journey takes you across the tweedy sea until you see the white scar of the surf breaking on the sickle shaped Blaskets. From there the plane passes the ragged coast line up and into the mouth of the serpentine Shannon. Lakes glimmer in the sun until you come to a bog of peat, and more peaty lakes. Then the plane veers left and the mist closes in. We land and we drive to this veiled place, where there are buzzards stalking in the trees. Then they soar overhead above the eagle’s rock with its great tusk and its outline, always dark like some prehistoric rhino sleeping through the ages.
From mid- March, the gorse will bloom yellow as a yolk, the blackthorn and the whitethorn will turn the countryside white as lace, primroses, blue bells and snowdrops will decorate every roadside and the shade seeking violet will feed the lusty appetites of the rare and flirtatiously named silver-washed fritillary caterpillar, before it transforms into a rare and beautiful butterfly. Parke’s Castle is located on Lough Gill, so called after the daughter of one of the most influential chieftains of the land. The castle was once home to Brian O’Rourke, who entertained the Armada shipwrecked Francisco de Cuellar by his own fireside. Lough Gill contains 20 islands, cairns have been built on two of these, one, the so called ‘Beezies’ island, was at one time a leper colony, another again was the site of a monastery, the remains of which are visible still. This bright lake is remembered most beautifully in a poem about one of these islands, ‘Inishfree’ by W.B.Yeats. Kingfishers and woodpeckers can be seen flickering about the shoreline and along the banks of the Bonet river showing off their spectacular exotic plumage. The Bonet holds a yearly run of salmon and trout which fill the waters in early spring and summer, and the good fishing in these parts attract anglers from all over the world. Spot them standing like heron in long wader boots, stock still and waiting with a rod in the silver hoping to catch the first fish of the season.
Passing down the tree lined roads you might be lucky enough to see pine martins flowing around like living illustrations from the book of Kells. These elusive creatures are abundant in these parts but quite rare throughout the rest of Ireland.
Yeats, who wrote so eloquently about this region, chose to be buried near here at Drumcliffe, a monastic site founded in the 11th century by St. Columcille, a poet and scholar himself, so a fitting resting place for W.B. There is now a coffee shop here where you can rest awhile as you consider the great works of literature which were inspired by this locality.
Glencar waterfall is a must see with its tumbling mane of white water. There is easy access from the road and the shore walk which runs alongside the lake of the same name offers beautiful views of the waters and the wildlife that live on and beside it.
A stop in the culturally rich Manorhamilton is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in the arts. The Leitrim Sculpture Centre the only facility of its kinds in Ireland invites national and international artists to reside here to practice sculpture in all its forms, printmaking both traditional and modern, or molten glass work, and there is a working forge for black-smithing. The old castle broods at the top of the town and is an interesting ruin to explore, as is the famine graveyard, a heartbreaking and important place. Most of the pubs in the town offer traditional music in the evenings and at the Glens Centre you can enjoy a performance in the intimate surroundings. O’Donnell’s rock is a unique limestone plateau at the summit of these glens and is worth a trek for the breathtaking views alone, aside from the interesting formations which the wild weather had carved out over the millennia. The chances are, you will be the only visitor and will be investigated at length by the curl horned sheep.
The Organic Centre at Rossinver is another unusual place to visit. Growing from strength to strength each year, you can buy 100% organic seeds for your garden, every kind imaginable is for sale, they also sell their own produce and for a small fee you can visit the vegetable gardens. Near here is the lesser known, Fowleys Falls. This is a series of stepped waterways which rush through native hedges and trees. It is a great place to hike and forage. All kinds of mushrooms can be found here with fantastic names like charcoal burner, amethyst deceiver, hedgehog and not forgetting the porcine penny bun. There are picnic tables positioned here and there if you fancy snacking al fresco. Visit the Ballagh Centre while you are in these parts for the wonderfully restored chapel with its colourful stained glass.
Getting to Kiltyclogher, you’ll pass ginger pheasants atop ginger cows behind the ginger hedges in winter to get to the sheltered Sean Mc Diarmuids house, but there are buildings much older than that scattered about, Prince Connalls grave for example, is a prehistoric tomb which was built around the same time as the pyramids, but, like most ancient structures here, it has not been restored and very much looks its age of over four thousand years. Another ancient ruin, Black pigs dyke runs along here too, in a series of large earthen ditches which formed an ancient boundary between Connaught and Ulster. It makes an interesting route to follow and explore on foot.
There are many walks to enjoy in Glenfarne forest. Ladies walk being one of the most popular is situated right by the water’s edge and a sculpture trail can be picked out as you amble along. The Ballroom of Romance – the original ballroom from the famous William Trevor short story, has now been fully restored and has become a vital hub of activity in the locality.
The majesty of the marble arch caves is not to be missed, not only for the beautiful and silent caves which course inside the belly of Cuilcagh mountain, but for the park on the mount itself, with its beautiful woodland and wood walks of native timbers such as beech and oak and the red squirrel which runs along their boughs .
In Fermanagh, near Belcoo lies St. Patrick’s holy well. It is said to be the coldest water in Ireland, and is considered to have been a sacred site long before Christianity came to Ireland. Visitors can take part in the religious rituals associated with the well, they may wish to take the healing waters home with them, or just listen as the quiet waters trickle over the stones in musical prayer.

The Neighborhood

Welcome to the Wild Atlantic Way Butterfly Tour

The Wild Atlantic Way Butterfly route is an amazing trip taking you to Ireland’s most hidden and wonderful places in the North West. Enjoy breathtaking views of counties Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan and Fermanagh en route. This ancient landscape full of heritage with its mythical, mystical magical past is a feast for the senses and home to the rare Silver-wash and Marsh fritillary butterfly. The locals share their stories with you and describe their favourite place on the tour so it’s told with real voices, passion and a love of the area. The route includes restaurants, activities, attractions,

Other Things to Note

We have a 101 thing to done in this Area
101 things to do in our area, called The Wild Atlantic Butterfly

Parke’s Castle

Parke’s Castle Knitwear/Crafts/Arts/Coffee Shop

Lough Gill Waterfalls

Rose of Innisfree Boat Tour

Troll wood Walk
Eunsn Forest

Belcoo Cottage lawn

Moneygashel Cashel
Lough Gill Fishing

Lough Doon Fishing

Leean Mountain Walk

Shiff Bay

Sir Roberts Point

River Bonet Fishing

Sup For All/Paddle boarding

Adventures gently

Leitrim Crystal ( Parkes Castle centre)

Ard Nahoo Health farm

Tour De Humbert Cycling Trail

Dromahair Pubs and Restauants

Dromahair 160 year old pub

Creevglea friary

Carrigeencor Lake Fishing

Dromahair Irish Dancing Centre

Paddle monkey Dromahair

Leitrim Bike Hire

Drumkeeran Pubs

Arigna Mining Experience

Moorland equestrian centre ( Horse Riding)

Electric Bike Trails Ltd

Lough Allen adventure cemtre

O Donnells Rock

Manorhamiton Castle
Glen Centre ( Music)

Manorhamilton Pubs and Restauants

Manorhamilton Children recreation area

St Clare’s Hall

The Market House

CoLeitrim Sculpture Centre

Old Railway Station

Famine Graveyard Manorhamilton
Court House


Glenfarne Music Centre (Ballroom Of Romance)

Glenfarne Pubs and Restauants

Lough Mac Nean Fishing

Sean Mac Diarmada House

Lisdarugh Ring Fort

Lough Mac Nean Sculpture Trail

Lough Mc Nean Children recreation area

Whitefathers Caves

Blacklion Golf club

Blacklion tourist office

Blacklion Pubs and Restauants

Neven Maguire Cooking School

Caven Burren

The Caven way

Shannon Pot

Haning Rock

Lower Lough Mac Nean

Belcoo Caravan Park



Florencecourt House& Forest Park

Marble Arch Caves (world park Geopark in 2008 and 2010)
Eunsn Forest

Belcoo Cottage lawn

Moneygashel Cashel



Belmore Forest

Gortmaconnell Rock

Cuilcagh Mountain Park

Crossmurrin and Killkeegan National Nature Reserve

Clagagh Glen

Belcoo Pubs and Restauants

St Patrick’s Holywell

Corralea Activity Centre

Garrison Pubs

Belleek China

Lough Melvin Hoilday Centre

Lough Melvin Fishing

Garrison Caravan Park

Fowley Fall

Rossiner Organic centre

Ballagh Centre Rossiner

Rossiner Pub

The Drowes Fishery

Kinlough Pubs and Restauants

Kinlough Folk Museum

Kinlough Ecopark

Dartry Mountain walk

Lurganboy Walk

Lurganboy Church 1800’s

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Lake Fishing

Drumcliff River Fishing

Yeats Grave and Coffee/Gift Shop Main Attraction

Benbullen Mountain Walk( south side)

Keelogyboy NHA Park

Hazelwood Walk

The Sleeping Giant “ Mountain Formation”

Bertie’s Pitch& Putt

Calry Play Ground

Hazelwood paintballing

Deerpark Walk

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House Rules

Book into House office between 3.30 and 7.30 of the evening of your stay
Thank You
JJ O Hara

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

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Leitrim, Ireland
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