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Built on the banks of the Blackwater, the town has been a hub of Irish life since medieval times when St. Carthage founded a monastery here in 636. It later became a celebrated international school. Henry II chose his site for a castle here in 1171 and the growth of Anglo-Norman influence during the late 12th century marked the decline of the monastery.

CastleLismore Castle is the private home of the Dukes of Devonshire, but Lismore Castle Gardens are open to the public.

The picturesque town of Lismore was substantially restructured during the 19th century and is now designated a Heritage Town.

Lismore Heritage Centre occupies the old Courthouse. Other points of interest include St. Carthage Cathedral, and St. Carthage Parish Church. Lismore Golf Club, a scenic 9-hole course, lies a few km from the town.

The IMMRAMA Festival Of Travel Writing, is held in June, www.lismoreimmrama.com

There are many craftspeople in the area including Eleanor Howard (pottery); Corina Duyn (wood products); Glencairn Pottery and Tourtane House (plasterwork).

Lismore is a major attraction on the Lismore & The Vee Drive.

Game Angling

Fort William Fishery
Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing - a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen.
Fort William Estate, Lismore, County Waterford, tel: +353 (0)87 8292077
Email: info@fortwilliamfishing.net, website: www.fortwilliamfishing.net

Lismore Ireland Web Site







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