Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Accommodation Sleeps 27
10 double, 2 twin and 3 single bedrooms all with private bathrooms and 2 Sitting Rooms, Drawing Room, Banqueting Hall & Billiard Room.
Superb salmon and sea trout fishing on the Blackwater
The present castle site was originally occupied by Lismore Abbey, an important monastery and seat of learning established in the early 7th century.
It was still an ecclesiastical centre when Henry II, King of England stayed here in 1171, and except for a brief period after 1185 when his son King John of England built a 'castellum' here, it served as the episcopal residence of the local bishop.
In 1589 Lismore, was leased and later acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh, who sold the property during his imprisonment for High Treason in 1602 to another famous adventurer, Richard Boyle, later 1st Earl of Cork.
Lismore Castle is located in the town of Lismore, in County Waterford in Ireland. It was largely re-built in the Gothic style during the mid-nineteenth century by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.
Lismore Castle stands in the most imposing position overlooking the River Blackwater with rolling views over wooded hills to the Knockmealdown Mountains beyond.
The castle now has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and as an exclusive use luxury destination, it is hard to find anywhere in Ireland that can match it - the updated facilities appear to blend seamlessly with the more traditional grandeur and opulence of an earlier time.
Total privacy and exclusivity is assured and up to 23 guests can stay in splendour and comfort whilst being looked after by the Duke of Devonshire's own personal staff. Weddings for up to 75 can be superbly and romantically organised and the Banqueting Hall can be used for dinner or lunches.
Lismore Castle is a place in which to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the local attractions and sport as well as the abundance of pubs and shops or to travel further afield and explore this part of Ireland that remains to many a little bit of a hidden ‘gem’.