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On since 2021

Last update: August 2023

Lismore Castle is situated in the heart of the magnificent Blackwater Valley and sits above the River Blackwater a truly extraordinary setting in Lismore Co Waterford . Dating back to 1170 the Castle is rich with historical detail, from the walls marked by Cromwellian cannon balls to tales from the days when it was owned by Sir Walter Raleigh.

Guests can enjoy its sumptuous interiors the perfect spot for a peaceful retreat. A place to curl up by the fireplace, take afternoon tea in the Drawing Room or read a book in the Duke’s own study. For those who want to enjoy the outdoors activities including kayaking, hiking fishing, and horse riding can all be arranged.

The Estate has been in the Duke of Devonshire's family since 1753, giving the castle a distinctly personal feel while losing none of its grandeur. The luxurious bedrooms have hosted some of history's most celebrated figures, from Cecil Beaton Fred Astaire and John F Kennedy to Lucian Freud, while a spectacular collection of world-class art adorns the walls.

Lismore Castle is available for exclusive hire, minimum length of stay of three nights applies.

Facilities and Capacity

Lismore Castle can accommodate upto 27 guests in fifteen bedrooms. Pugin Hall can seat 40 - 45

Services Offered

The events staff at Lismore Castle will work with you to ensure that your dream wedding comes to life. They can take a leading role in the complete set-up and breakdown of all decorations, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters. A custom wedding menu can also be created that is sure to satisfy you and your guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Stately Home

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:


Other Features:

Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
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Lismore Castle, The Estate Office P51 EY68 Castlemartyr (Cork)
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