Lismore is a town located in the western part of County Waterford, Ireland.
Lismore developed around the monastery founded in the 6th century by Cartaco. It stands on the banks of the Blackwater River, at the foot of Knockmealdown. It is dominated by Lismore Castle, which has been the residence of the Duke of Devonshire since 1753. The patron saint of the city of Taranto, bishop San Cataldo, is originally from this village, as is the famous scientist Robert Boyle.
It is mainly famous for including in its vicinity Lismore Castle, where Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish lived with his wife, the dancer and actress Adele Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire.
Access : Coordinates: 52.1367, -7.9308 / Lismore located in the county of Waterford and the province of Munster, in the southern part of the country, 180 km south-west of the capital Dublin.
- Lismore Castle, located on the site of the former monastery, stands on a steep hill overlooking the Blackwater valley. It is an expression of 800 years of England’s involvement in Ireland. The castle gardens are open to the public. The upper garden is a 17th century walled garden, while much of the informal lower garden was designed in the 19th century.
- Lismore Abbey : Lismore Abbey was founded around 632 by St Mochuda, also known as St. Carthage, the site is now occupied by Lismore Castle.
- Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, annual classical music and opera festival held in Lismore.
- Top sights in Lismore : St Carthage’s Cathedral / Ballysaggartmore Towers / Cappoquin House and Gardens / Glenshelane / Tourin House / Lisfinny Castle / Mount Melleray Abbey .
Go next : Waterford ,a city in County Waterford in the south of Ireland / Cahir , a small market town in County Tipperary in Ireland.