Parke's is the later name for the site, previously known as Newtown or O'Rourke's Castle. The courtyard excavations revealed the foundations of an earlier 16th century tower house - the original O'Rourke stronghold - with a pentagonal bawn wall surrounding it.
The original [white] gatehouse was subsumed by the later additional manor house which was built using stone from the earlier tower house.
The towers are later additions, the tower closest to the camera is a dovecote, currently inhabited by Swallows.
All images by Peter Moore