Manorhamilton Castle

Manorhamilton Castle

The Hamilton O'Rourke Campus...

... is a new center for study that is being assembled in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. The Campus draws its name from a recognition of the heritage of the Planter, Sir Frederick Hamilton and the great Gaelic clan of O'Rourke, in recognition of which the town carries both the names of Hamilton, in English, and O'Rourke, in Irish.

The Campus, in sight of Hamilton's Castle, will cater primarily for second and third level students, from schools, colleges and universities throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. It's programmes will focus on history, arts & culture, Irish literature and with a special focus on peace studies.

Details of programmes offered by the Campus will be published in due course. However, for a sample please view the Leadership Development programme on  

If you'd like to know more or are considering bringing a study group to the West of Ireland please email us at

The Campus accommodation is also available to the general public, be that a sole traveler, a family or a special interest group. 


The village and surrounding area

The Glens Centre

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Gurns Milestone Pub

Hamilton O'Rourke Campus is located in the delightful West of Ireland village, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. The village offers a wealth of facilities, including theatre performance base, sculpture center, all-weather sport gymnasium and an interesting variety of Irish pubs. The village is a population of 1500 people and offers a greater sense of community and a safer environment than larger citites. It is an excellent context in which visitors, be they students or tourists, can experience and engage with West of Ireland culture.

Manorhamilton is approximately 20 mins from SLigo, 30 mins from Enniskillen, Bundoran and Ballyshannon. Just 2 hours from Belfast and 2.5 hours from Dublin. The Ireland West International airport at Knock is an hour away. There is a regular train and bus service from Sligo to Dublin, and bus service from Enniskillen and Dublin, both with direct services with Dublin Airport. 


Nearby activities

Hill walking



North Leitrim and surrounding areas has an abundance of world class outdoor pursuits. The North Leitrim Glens offer some of Ireland's best hill walking. The nearby Atlantic coastline is host to the surfing world championships. The Sligo area is arguably the world's number one short break golf links destination - and is renowned as the literary Yeats Country.  The Sligo/Leitrim area is also a world-class, angling destination for lake, river, shore and sea angling. 


The Discover Leitrim magazine is to be published in Spring 2017.

Discover Sligo magazine can be ordered today. Click here for more details.