Lismore Tourist Information, Local Attractions & More..

June 14, 2022

If you are organising your self catering break to Cork and are looking for ideas of things to see and do, don’t forget to add Lismore to your list! Get out and about and discover one of the most historic towns in Waterford!  Lismore boasts sumptuous surroundings with an array of great restaurants and traditional pubs, all soaked in Irish history.

History of Lismore 

Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Waterford. The name Lismore comes from two words – Lis meaning Fort and Mor meaning big. It’s meaning is derived from the round hill or great Irish fort to the east of the town. The two chief points of interest in Lismore are St. Carthages Cathedral and Lismore Castle. The Cathedral crowns the summit of a hill and is on all sides surrounded by foliage. The church yard is full of graves – here lie the bones of nobles, soldiers, traders of the high and humble born.

Lismore Tourist Information

The Heritage Centre has an award winning audio visual display of Lismore history (in English, French, German and Italian) in which your host Brother Declan (alias Niall Toibin) takes you on an enthralling journey through time, starting with the arrival of St. Carthage in 636 and bringing you right up to the present.

Lismore is approximately an hour’s drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village.

So go on, book your family self catering break at Trabolgan TODAY, the fun starts here!