Parke's castle is situated in an idylic location on the shores of Lough Gill in co.Leitrim. Originally, it all started with a tower house. It's foundation can still be seen in the courtyard.
When the Spanish Armada was shipwrecked at grange, captain francisco de Cuellar was given refuge at O'Rourke's castle. Eventually, he returned back to Spain and wrote about O'rourke's hospitality. When the English found out, they sent forces to destroy the tower , captured O'Rourke and executed him.
Afterwards, the tower was demolished by captain Robert Parke who used the stone to built a 3 storey fortified manor house.