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  • November 24, 2021

Tuesday, 17th October: WATERFORD

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Coach and driver-guide around Lismore
  • Explore The Town of Lismore
    Lismore is justifiably proud of its long and distinguished history. Tracing its origins to the arrival of St Carthage in 636AD, Lismore was once a university city attended by scholars from all over Europe. The riches of Lismore drew plundering Vikings up the River Blackwater and the marauding Norsemen sacked the town and burned it to the ground. Normans followed Vikings, and the arrival of Prince John, son of Henry II of England, to build Lismore Castle in 1185 was another landmark in our past. Lismore has attracted many people through the ages; everyone from Elizabethan adventurers to Hollywood stars. Visitors to the town today can see many buildings that recall our long past and built heritage; look out for them as you explore our town.
  • Visit Lismore Castle Gardens
    The first owner was the soon-to-be King of England, Prince John, when he built Lismore back in 1185. On becoming monarch, he passed it to the Church to be used as a Bishop’s Palace — you can still see the old round tower, which dates back to the 13th Century.
  • Visit Curraghmore House


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