An historical guided tour
County Leitrim, Ireland
Tours available on request.
Regular scheduled tours suspended until April 2024
Child €4 (Under 16)
Group rates if pre-booked*
Please book if a tour is required. *(Group rates for 6 or more, recommended maximum 16 people).
No charge is applied through this booking process. Payment is taken in person at the start of each tour on the day. This is due to the fact that tours of the castle are weather dependent (outside) and to avoid a need for resulting last minute cancellation refunds. Please state number you wish to book for (beside your name).
Go on a guided historical tour of Manorhamilton Castle and hear the intriguing story of a broken castle and how it got to be that way.
Learn about Sir Frederick Hamilton, an ambitious member of the Scottish nobility who built the castle in the early seventeenth century.
Gain knowledge of Hamilton’s adventures fighting for the Swedish King in Germany during the Thirty Years Wars.
Find out about the connection between the castle and the destruction of Sligo Abbey.
Hear how Sir Frederick related to other settler land owners and his attitude toward the Irish natives.
Discover how the castle was constructed and how it was destroyed after Sir Frederick’s death.
Hear about the Leitrim Plantation, rebellions, sieges, changing allegiances, hangings, civil war and religion.
Tours have restarted at the castle from May 2023 after a gap of three years. Things are still evolving and some aspects may change through out this new season.
The castle's present safety condition and therefore these tours are only possible due to the many years hard work and dedication of Tony Daly (RIP) and his family.
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