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Manorhamilton is the second largest town in County Leitrim.

Originally known as Clooneen, after the land was seized by the English in the 17th century, it was granted to Sir Frederick Hamilton for his services in various European wars.

The town came to bear his name, while the man himself is considered to have been a tyrant by the local people.

Hamilton built Manorhamilton castle in 1634, which has been renovated in recent times with the castle and grounds becoming a tourist attraction.

There are also a number of well-preserved stone forts, passage tombs, cairns, and ring forts in the area to be explored.

The local hillwalking Club organises the annual North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival, which has participants from around the country.

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