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Sights & Landmarks

Lissadell House and Gardens

The childhood home of Countess Constance Markievicz, patriot and first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, and her sister Eva Gore Booth, suffragette and poet, Lissadell was also the inspirational retreat of Willam Butler Yeats. Set amidst the rugged splendour of majestic Ben Belben and Knocknarea, and fronting the wild Atlantic Ocean, Lissadell was built in 1833 by Sir Robert Gore-Booth and is a magnificent country house designed by Francis Goodwin in the Greek revival style.  More info....

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country’s oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site. More info....

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Ireland, standing at 50ft high and located in the beautiful Glencar Lough. Best time to visit here is obviously after a heavy spell of rain when you will quickly realise why this is regarded as one of the most romantic spots in Ireland.
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Parkes Castle

The impressive fortified manor house sits on the shores of one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes-Lough Gill. The splendour of Parkes Castle is immediately evident as you drive around the lake. Once an important stronghold of the local O'Rourke family, rulers of Breffni, Parkes Castle has been recently restored in its true seventeenth style. A guided tour of the castle is given every hour. There is also an individual slide show entitled "Stone by stone" in four languages. In the castle there is a traditional blacksmith forge of 17th century style as well as café and tea rooms with home-made fare. More info......

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