Fortwilliam House

Welcome to Fortwilliam House, a historic Irish country house that provides luxury accommodation and salmon fishing on the infamous river Blackwater, in Lismore, Co Waterford. Fortwilliam was erected to the designs of brothers James and George William Pain, both of whom worked as apprentice architects for John Nash in London before moving to Ireland. The House nestles on a stretch of the south bank of the river Blackwater upstream from Lismore Castle. This privately owned estate is set in 400 acres with century old trees and breathtaking views over the Blackwater River. The Estate offers an exclusive environment in which privacy and discretion are assured . If it is the experience of catching a wild Blackwater Salmon, canoeing down the river Blackwater, Hot Air Ballooning over Lismore Castle, or simply the warmth of open log fires in the comfort and luxury of Irish country living then Fortwilliam House awaits you. The House which is the perfect setting for exclusive rental comprises of: 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 3 reception rooms, dining room, library , billards room, wine cellar and rod room. There is a private sunken garden , a tennis court and terrace area for guests exclusive use.


Fortwilliam House and the estate is an ideal location to celebrate those special family events, various catering solutions are available. We can facilitate both residential non-residential board meetings, management training, team building and corporate events, photo shoots and more.

Fortwilliam House is complimented by our self catering cottages. Our cottages located on the estate and surrounded by lush vegetation and woodland were designed to maintain all the old world charm of a traditional Irish cottages while providing the extra comforts that today’s discerning guest requires. These luxury rentals enjoy a privileged location on the banks of the river Blackwater. Exuding eace, gentleness and tranquility; this is a place where one can unwind and refuel in a secluded retreat in a unique setting.

Fortwilliam House rentals can accommodate all possibilities from self catering to full board.