Lismore has been voted Ireland’s top tourism small town for 2015. Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Waterford and also winner of Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town from 2002 to 2014. Visitors continually remark on the pristine condition of our streets and, particularly, on the abundant floral displays that brighten up the entire town. Live music can be found at various venues throughout the year, including at the Lismore House Hotel most Saturdays, whilst traditional Irish music is held on Thursdays at the Classroom Bar and at the weekends in The Red House

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

Nestled on a cliff near the Bank of the river Blackwater Lismore Castle is the focal point on arrival in Lismore. While visiting the Heritage Town of Lismore you can plan a number of things to do and enjoy during your holiday.


Lismore Castle Arts

Is the castle’s very own art gallery, which is open to the public and features a number of changing contemporary visual arts exhibition by both national and international artists.

Lismore Heritage Centre

Is based in the heart of Lismore town and offers walking excursions and plenty of things to do.

St Carthage’s Cathedral

Is a beautiful cathedral originating from the medieval ages but was rebuilt in 1679 after its destruction. It includes an elaborately painted 19th century Chancel ceiling and a stain glass window by pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Byrne Jones, the only stained glass window of its kind in Ireland.

Lismore Farmers’ Market

Offers everyone the chance to purchase the best produce that Co. Waterford has to offer. The market has a fantastic selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish. There is also plenty of other tasty home baked goods and beautiful hand-crafted goods.The market is located at Lismore Castle, a beautiful location with a playground and park to enjoy a picnic and let the kids play after a day at the market.There is something here for everyone who attends the market to help ensure that the whole family has a great day out. The Special Christmas market in December is also not to be missed, with mince pies, mulled wine, carol singing and even Santa himself!

Lismore Golf Club

Enjoy a challenging 9-hole course in beautiful, historic surroundings.

Festival’s & Events 2016

West Waterford Drama Festival March 3rd – 12th

10 plays from the top drama groups in Ireland over 10 nights. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. Tickets: €12 from booking office at 058 60458. Season Tickets: €80

West Waterford Festival of Food 15th – 17th April

West Waterford Festival of Food is a mecca for food lovers and fun seekers with a programme that has proven to be the perfect mix of free events and ticketed ones; an equally perfect mix of high-end dining opportunities and casual bistro experiences and it certainly offers something for all ages.

Celtic Media Festival, Dungarvan 20th – 22nd April

Learn more about Celtic Media Festival 2016 including the location and this year’s design concept.

Towers & Tales Lismore Story Festival 23rd April  

Towers and Tales is a celebration of children’s literature, born of former children’s laureate Niamh Sharkey’s wish that all children in Ireland should be gifted a book,

Immrama Festival of Travel Writing 16th – 19th June 

Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since 2003.

Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair 27th – 31st July

Is a community project that has grown into an International Horse event in West Waterford