Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle
From: €16,000 nightlyGuests 27Rooms 15Bathroom 14
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Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle: Waterford

Dating from 1170, Lismore is a privately owned castle offering luxury accommodation on an exclusive hire basis. It is an exceptional Irish destination - a place where you can make your own magic.

While your guests can enjoy total exclusivity while staying at Lismore the castle is fully staffed and catered for your convenience. There is also butler service and prices include breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner for up to 16 guests.

Be it a family gathering, an executive retreat, a grand marquee event, a celebration banquet or an intimate wedding, each room offers unique charm and appeal in a magnificent setting.

With accommodation capacity for up to twenty-seven guest, elegant rooms reveal a history that includes the Boyle, Astaire, Mitford and Devonshire families. The stunning décor and rich furnishings are complemented by the staff's impeccable attention to detail.

The Castle has a hall, a drawing-room, two sitting rooms, a dining room, a spectacular Banqueting Hall for large receptions, a library, a games room with a full-size snooker table and a fully-equipped playroom/nursery.

Lismore Castle consists of fifteen bedrooms and fourteen bathrooms accommodating up to 30 guests. There are a total of ten double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and three single bedrooms.

A team of dedicated staff is on hand to offer the warmest of welcomes and to help plan and deliver every aspect of your perfect, tailor-made stay.


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  • Property Features
  • From: €16,000 nightly
  • Gothic style historic Irish Castle
  • On the banks of the Blackwater River
  • Spectacular gardens oldest in Ireland
  • Lavish banqueting room for 80 guests
  • Luxurious accommodation for up to 30
  • Award winning catering services offered
  • Snooker and games rooms
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Departures Magazine
One just has to take a look at the visitors’ book to get a handle on what I mean. There is Lucian Freud (the worst handwriting of the lot), Diana Mosley (another Mitford sister, who married Britain’s most infamous fascist), poet John Betjeman, writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, photographer Cecil Beaton and actor Dominic West. There are earls, dukes and other royals; there are soccer stars and rock stars. A young J.F.K. came to stay. There is Fred Astaire, his signature followed by a note from his sister, Adele, who lived at Lismore from 1936 to 1944 with her husband, Lord Charles Cavendish, younger brother of the tenth duke. “I thought he’d never leave,” Adele wrote in her delicate hand, beneath a missive from her brother.It would take days, weeks to discover every detail of this house. For this reason alone, Lismore is the best rental of its kind—utterly authentic.
(Departures Magazine)
Andy Smith
October 2020

We did not stay, just visited and walked round. Its a fantastic castle with lovely grounds and amazing gardens and walks along the river. Certainly recommend a visit here.
Katarina Rober
October 2020

Amazing place, beautiful gardens. We will recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
September 2020

There are so many castles in Ireland and at some stage this becomes boring but Lismore is one of the best. Big, well kept and still in use.Just as a reminder, this castle is privately owned and you can't go inside unless you book a room to stay overnight.You can take a nice garden tour where there are so many fruit trees, vegetable and botanic gardens.
Jo-Ann Lourens
September 2020

Just one of the most breathtakingly beautiful castles, even if you can just see it from the outside. Straight out of a fairytale.
Amazing garden with loads of hidden gems, even a slide with an obstacle course for the little ones. Had a lovely piece of cake with some coffee from the cafe. All and all had a wonderful day
Catherine O
September - 2018
"Beautiful part of Ireland"
Lismore is such a beautiful little town the castle is beautiful the farmers market on Sundays down along the entrance to the castle is great in the summer time I take the kids swimming in the stream it’s just amazing can’t wait until next summer x
Richard M
August - 2018
"Don't miss if you enjoy and Irish Garden"
As the name might suggest the attraction is the garden. The castle is not open. Can't really understand how anyone would find that confusing.
We visited here in the morning time and were so pleased to initially have the gardens almost to ourselves. The two gardens are really beautiful. The girl on reception was so helpful and the girl in the coffee shop was equally helpful. I really got the feeling we were welcome. Great for photography. Don't be in a hurry here. Take time to sit and enjoy.
The art gallery is contemporary as are the artistic pieces in the garden but someone has spent a lot of money here so don't complain.
The coffee was lovely and the food really good with a limited choice. Less is more here.
Not sure if the owners of the castle ever read this but if you do...thank you so much for allowing a couple of passing tourists to wander in your garden and enjoy some quality time with a cup of coffee surrounded by such friendly staff.
Couldn't really rate this one highly enough!!
Michelle J
July - 2018
"Quick, Beautiful Visit"
We visited Lismore Castle Gardens as an extra stop on bus tour from our British Isles Cruise. We had a little extra time and our driver and guide made a small detour so we could spend a little time in the Castle Gardens. Although we only had a short time, the gardens were just beautiful and we were excited to be able to spend some time there.
Highly recommend a visit there.
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