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.
Castle is the private home of the Dukes of Devonshire, but Lismore
Castle Gardens are open to the public.
picturesque town of Lismore was substantially restructured during the
19th century and is now designated a Heritage Town.
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
The IMMRAMA Festival Of Travel Writing, is held in June, www.lismoreimmrama.com
are many craftspeople in the area including Eleanor Howard (pottery);
Corina Duyn (wood products); Glencairn Pottery and Tourtane
is a major attraction on the Lismore & The Vee
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
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