O' Rourke's Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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O'Rourke's Castle is a ruined castle in Ireland. The castle, undoubtedly a tower house, was originally a MacRaghnall stronghold with references in 1491 and 1499, but by 1540 it was in the hands of Brian Ballach O'Rourke. The castle was destroyed in 1580 by Brian of the Ramparts O'Rourke to prevent it falling to Sir Nicholas Malby. Sir Nicholas rebuilt and garrisoned it, but the castle was immediately besieged by O'Rourke and abandoned by its garrison shortly afterwards.
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The Leitrim Way is a 27 km long-distance trail between Leitrim village, County Leitrim and Dowra, County Cavan. It joins the Cavan Way at Dowra, continuing the Beara-Breifne Way, a walking and cycling route between the Beara Peninsula, County Cork and Blacklion, County Cavan, following the line of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare’s march of 1602.
5.59km from O' Rourke's Castle
The Dock is Leitrim's centre for the arts with Theatre and Music Performances, Exhibitions, Projects, Workshops and Classes. It is housed in the beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse building, overlooking the majestic river Shannon in the county town of Carrick on Shannon. It now includes a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to The Leitrim Design House.
8.09km from O' Rourke's Castle
Lough Scur is a freshwater lake in south County Leitrim. It is part of the Shannon–Erne Waterway. There has been human settlements here since the New Stone Age. It covers an area of 114 hectares, is shallow in nature with depths to 5m. There are extensive areas of fishable bank on the Keshcarrigan and Driney shores and car parking is provided in both areas.
8.46km from O' Rourke's Castle
Keshcarrigan lough is a mesotrophic freshwater near Keshcarrigan village, in northwest Ireland. Known for quality coarse fishing, Keshcarrigan lough allows bank fishing from concrete stands on the northern shore, two with wheelchair access.
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Lough Allen is a lake on the River Shannon in northeastern Connacht, Ireland. Most of the lake is in County Leitrim, with a smaller part in County Roscommon. The lake lies to the south of the River Shannon's source, near the Iron Mountains, and is the uppermost of the three main lakes on the river. The other two, Lough Ree and Lough Derg are much further to the south.
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County Leitrim is a county in the Republic of Ireland. Leitrim is the 26th largest of the 32 counties by area and the smallest by population on the island. It has a hilly and mountainous landscape and there are so many things to explore.