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Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Lismore Heritage Centre is tucked away within the old courthouse building in the heart of Lismore town, County Waterford. Lismore Heritage Centre shares the insights into Lismore’s formidable history and heritage.

In the shadow of the picturesque Knockmealdown Mountains, Lismore in County Waterford is well known for Lismore Castle which dates back to 1185 and was once the home of the famous Broadway performer Adele Astaire and also Kathleen Kennedy, sister of John F. Kennedy. The inside of this private residence can only be viewed through the Lismore Castle Experience. There is a selection of immersive tours available.

Lismore Castle Experience 360

Your guide will bring you through the curtain where you will be immersed in the history of Lismore Castle using modern day technology. Virtually tour the beautiful rooms and halls of Lismore Castle and listen to the story of Lismore’s most famous faces who have graced its halls throughout the years, narrated to you by world famous scientist, Robert Boyle. You will also hear about the incredible discovery of priceless artefacts, the Book of Lismore and the Lismore Crozier that were secreted away and forgotten about for over 200 years. A local guide will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Robert Boyle Escape Room

The Robert Boyle Escape Room is available daily at a variety of times. Suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family, find the clues, crack the codes, and get out of the room in 60 minutes or less. While being named after Lismore’s own world famous chemist, Robert Boyle, the escape room theme changes frequently. Find out the latest escape room theme on their official website.

Guided Tours

Lismore Heritage Centre offer a variety of guided tours from Monday to Friday. Step back in time as your guide brings you through the streets of Lismore and discover the rich history of this picturesque town. For the more adventurous you can choose one of the themed tours which can be viewed on their official website.

Why we like it
  • Discover the town's rich history and Celtic origin.
  • Hear about John F. Kennedy's connections to Lismore.
  • Enjoy a thrilling VR experience of Lismore Castle.
  • See the Book of Lismore, a 15th-century medieval manuscript. 
Contact details
West St, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
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