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Lismore - Heritage Town

The beautiful heritage town of Lismore, Co Waterford has a rich and fascinating history. Founded by St Carthage and his community of monks in 636AD, Lismore gained its most famous feature- its castle- in 1185 when Prince John built a fortress on the banks of the river Blackwater. Lismore Castle belonged to the famous adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh who sold it to Richard Boyle, the Great Earl of Cork and father of the eminent scientist Robert Boyle. From the Boyles the castle passed to its present owners, the Dukes of Devonshire. For more information on Lismore’s past and visiting the town today please visit Lismore Heritage Centre’s website For assistance on accommodation and more Info contact Lismore Heritage centre Phone 058 54975 or email ao’