Ireland’s Grandest Hideaway: Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle is located in the bucolic County Waterford on Ireland’s South coast. The Castle was built in 1185 by then Prince John, who transferred ownership to the Church of England to become a Bishop’s Palace once he took the throne as king. Having passed through the hands of Sir Walter Raleigh and the first Earl of Cork, Lismore Castle has been owned by the Duke of Devonshire’s family since 1753.

Today, the majestic property opens its doors to you and your guests for a memorable stay with Oetker Collection Masterpiece Estates.


This grand property can host up to 27 guests in 10 double bedrooms, 2 en-suite twin rooms and 3 single rooms. The Castle includes a dining room, a Grand Hall and a Banqueting Hall for formal entertaining, as well as a library, drawing room, two sitting rooms and a private cinema for more relaxed enjoyment. Outside, there are tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course on the Estate for guests to enjoy.


Your stay at Lismore Castle is enhanced by the presence of a Masterpiece Estates Host who is intimately familiar with the property— its history and all that it can offer. The handpicked host will be your personal guide to help create the memories that will stay with you forever.


The Castle is located on the bank of the peaceful River Blackwater, where kayaking, canoeing and salmon fishing are encouraged. Clay pigeon shooting, archery and game shooting can be arranged on-site, in addition to cooking classes, yoga sessions and wellness treatments. For a truly authentic experience, traditional Irish music and dancing is also possible.

Learn more and book your stay at Lismore Castle here.

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