Founded for Dominicans by Maurice Fitzgerald in 1252,
and destroyed by the fire in 1414.
The present ruinous condition dates from 1641.
For all those literary types out there a detour through Drumcliff will take you to the alleged resting place of William Butler Yeats. I say 'alleged' as apparently there is some doubt as to the authenticity of the bones but then I read that somewhere on the internet so it could be a load of baloney. If you're short of time or whatever else you can just look at the photo....
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There setting on the shore of Lough Gill,
This manor house was built in 1609 by Captain Robert Parke,
an English setter who later became MP for Leitrim.