Discover the secrets of the town's formidable past–a haven for travellers since the early 600’s.

There’s no better place to learn about Lismore than our Heritage Centre, with experiences that will give you the full tour of our town. Our 360° experience are the only way to catch a glimpse inside this beautiful castle. It’s a private residence and the Cavendish family are often at home. We’ll tell you the story of the Book of Lismore and the Bishop’s Crozier that were hidden in the walls of the castle for almost two centuries.

A special place to visit and relax in the lush green landscape of west Waterford. Set at the foot of the Knockmealdown mountains, this town has been a haven for travellers since the early 600’s. Connect with the monks of old, Norman’s, Vikings and Bishops who all passed through this town and left their mark in different ways to make the town what it is today. Immerse yourself in a 360 degree virtual reality experience of the rooms inside Lismore Castle. Here you will hear about the historical figures who shaped Lismore town through the ages, from entrepreneurs and adventures, Hollywood stars and world leaders who have spent time in this beautiful home overlooking the majestic Blackwater River.

Lady Louisa’s Walk–primarily a woodland walk along the riverbank where you can expect to find woodland plants such as beech, ash, ferns, spindle tree, holly and ivy as well as wood sorrel, golden saxifrage and wild garlic.

  • Taking you through the history of Lismore
  • The Robert Boyle Room, where you can learn about the ‘Father of Modern Chemistry’, and uncover alchemy and witch craft
  • Come face to face with the historic figures that shaped Lismore Town at the Museum
  • Kids will love the Family Fun Pack with history and nature trail
  • Woodland walks, where you can marvel in the flora and fauna
  • The Lismore Retail Experience

Opening Times

Open Year Round

March to October
9am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
10am – 5:00pm Saturday
12pm – 5:00pm Sunday

November to March (Closed for weekends and bank holiday Monday’s during these months)
9am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Closed for lunch;
1pm – 1:30pm Monday – Wednesday
1pm – 2:00pm Thursday and Friday


Admission Prices

Rates apply, book online 


Useful Information

Heritage Centre and Tourist Information Point. Free parking.

Getting There

Situated on the N72 between Waterford and Mallow/Killarney

Map Location: 52.137450, -7.932493
Contact Lismore Heritage Centre

Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Eircode: P51 TP26
T: +353 (0) 58 549 75
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