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St. Carthage's Cathedral Lismore
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
The historic town of Lismore in County Waterford contains a double monastery founded by St. Carthage in the 7th century. The present cathedral, which dates from 1633, is situated on a lovely hill surrounded by greenery.

In the historic town of Lismore, County Wexford, visitors will find St. Carthage’s Cathedral, which dates from 1633. Still, the ecclesiastical significance of the land goes back to the 7th century, when St Carthage founded a monastery here. Due to the presence of the religious community, Lismore was known throughout Europe as a place of learning.

At the present cathedral, situated on a lovely hill surrounded by greenery, visitors can view medieval tombs, stone carvings, fine stained glass windows and more.

Tips from locals

You can follow Lady Louisa’s walk along the river Blackwater from here. At just 2kms it's a lovely woodland saunter.

Contact details
10 Church Ln, Lismore, Co. Waterford, P51 CP46, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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