Lismore Heritage Centre

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Lismore, Waterford,
T: +353(0)5854975
E: meallafahey@lismoreheritage.ie

In the shadow of a fairy tale castle, Lismore's picture book streets are steeped in stories. Built by monks and plundered by Vikings, this County Waterford town has been home to royalty and Hollywood stars.

Visit The Lismore Experience at the heritage centre, in county Waterford, to discover Lismore town’s past and present history. The town’s Celtic origins are on view in the historical display room while the story of Lismore, dating from 636 AD, is told in an award winning multi-lingual, audio-visual presentation narrated by Niall Toibin. Hear about monastic Lismore, Vikings, Normans, Sir Walter Raleigh and Lismore Castle.

Find out also about the many famous people who have visited this corner of County Waterford over the centuries, including William Thackery, John F Kennedy and even Fred Astaire.

The exhibition galleries are dedicated to the life and works of Robert Boyle, the noted scientist.

Craft Shop at the centre has an exclusive range of crafts available for all occasions, weddings and birthdays. Gifts available in the craft shop include - Waterford Crystal, Genises, knitwear, pottery, Irish souvenirs.

Lismore tourist information office is also housed in the Centre. The tourist information office will help you benefit most out of your trip. Browse for pretty gifts and mementos in the craft shop or pick up a family fun pack to entertain the whole family.