Manorhamilton Castle

Manorhamilton Castle

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Name Manorhamilton Castle County Leitrim Nearest Town Manorhamilton Access Road N16 About The chief object of interest in Manorhamilton is the ruined baronial mansion built in 1634 by Sir Fredrick Hamilton.

There is now a Heritage Centre in the grounds of the old castle.

Prior to Fredrick Hamilton being granted a substantial tract of land here the area was called Clonmullen which means "the hillside meadow".

The Green Box tourism initiative -located in a stone building next to the Hamilton Castle - is attempting to develop eco-tourism in the broader region.

The adjacent square, which was donated to the council, languished for many years as a council depot before being slowly turned into a public square.

Their attempt at making the square welcoming can be seen with one piece of sculpture, sourced from the local Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

The North Leitrim Glens Visitor Centre provides information to tourists on walks and sights of interest in the area.

Throughout the year it also runs an exciting programme of events including drama, music etc.

The town has an old castle which was founded in 1683 during the plantation of Leitrim and a Sculpture Centre which offers courses and training to students from Ireland and abroad.