Luxury exclusive use venue sleeping upto 27 guests Welcome to Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle is the perfect setting for every type of event; be it a family gathering, an executive retreat, a grand marquée event, a celebration banquet or an intimate wedding, Lismore Castle offers unique charm and appeal in a magnificent setting. With accommodation capacity for up to 27 people, elegant rooms reveal a history that includes the Boyle, Astaire, Mitford and Devonshire families. The stunning décor and rich furnishings are complemented by the staff's impeccable attention to detail.

The staff will help you plan every aspect of your visit from helicopter transfers, to private yoga classes as well as facilities including: a fully-stocked bar; a billiard & games room; private telephone lines and high speed internet access throughout the castle. Outdoors, guests can enjoy gardens, tennis on a hard court, fishing, golf and magnificent walks on the estate.
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Originally built in 1185 by King John, Lismore Castle was owned in turn by Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork, before passing to the Fourth Duke of Devonshire in 1753. The castle is designed in Gothic style and contains some of the finest examples of domestic Pugin furniture still in private hands.The gardens, laid out over eight acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls, are believed to be the oldest in Ireland and retain much of their original Jacobean form.

At a Glance


Lismore Castle is a luxury exclusive use castle, built by King John in 1185. It sleeps up to 27 guests and is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations. The castle is located approximately 50 minutes from Cork, 45 minutes from Waterford and 3 hours from Dublin or Shannon.


"An awesome Irish castle to take exclusively, sitting above the Backwater River. When I arrive at Lismore, it has an uncanny way of making me feel very special and you can almost touch the history surrounding you, even when you are arrive in the circular courtyard. Originally built in 1185 by King John, Lismore Castle was owned in turn by Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, before passing to the Fourth Duke of Devonshire in 1753. Once you have been, you will always want to return!"

Roger Masterson, The Castle Man

"We stormed Lismore Castle on July 25th and occupied it until August 1st. We were overwhelmed with warm hospitality, exceptional accommodations and farm fresh foods. We suffered few casualties and inflicted few injuries. The weather was spectacular and Denis and his team were flawless and the castle history was fascinating. Sadly we must retreat – but we shall return with reinforcements."

AR & Family USA

"In my 25 years of planning luxury travel, nothing has equaled Lismore Castle. From the advance planning through the execution by the management, to the ever-vigilant, thinking-ahead-of-you polished staff, to the epicurean delights of the kitchen, to the magical physical location, to the warmly comfortable yet un-intimidating grandeur of the castle itself - Lismore Castle offers the exceptional travel experience. Be prepared to wonder what in the world you will do next, and how it can possibly match what you have just experienced. With any kind of luck this will NOT be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you WILL return to Lismore Castle."


"Another wonderful experience! Thanks to Denis, Leonard, Patrick, Becky, Maura and staff for offering such meaningful memories for our family and friends. All of us look forward to our next return. Continued blessings."

D & A.F. USA

"What a magical experience! It’s hard to put into words how special this trip was! Denis and the staff are superb. The country is wonderful and the castle is spectacular. We will never forget renewing our vows here among our family and our new friends at the castle. Thank you for welcoming us so warmly and thanks for flying the Texas flag for us!"


"My family and I have just been lucky enough to spend an unbelievably memorable few days at Lismore... and we all had the best weekend ever. Denis and his team looked after us sensationally. We canoed, walked, ate and drank way too much, got rained on needless to say, and danced with the fantastic Booley House group. And played an epic amount of ping pong and snooker... we can't wait to find an excuse to come back..."


"I feel very blessed that I have been able to stay at Lismore twice. Please be sure to pass along my very best wishes to Lord and Lady Burlington and to Denis and the entire staff at Lismore Castle. Everything was grand, the gardens are magnificent, the art area is a wonderful idea, we loved looking at all the wonderful pictures and reading up on Lismore and most of all we all felt really "at home" in Lismore Castle."


"Thank you for 21 perfect meals. I am still thinking about your vegetables,which says a lot. The scones and sponge cake on the last day were the best ever (except for the chocolate cake at tea on Wednesday). You did an amazing job with special requests (birthday dinner and summer pudding, none of which were on the menu). And the salmon! And your flawless timing! It couldn't have been better!"


"From the moment we first called Lismore, we felt that they were behind us every step of the way in making our event as great as it could possibly be. No challenge was too much, no suggestion was too crazy. From day one, it felt like we were part of the castle team, working together to ensure our guests had an experience that none of them will ever forget. Thank you."

P.C.& E.L. IRE

"Lismore Castle vacations are the stuff that dreams are made of. The staff is expert at making one and all feel that they are home, being cosseted and cared for like no other place I have ever been. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Denis Nevin, all is done to perfection. The food is outstanding, the castle so very comfortable, there is not a request that cannot be met, and the whole experience is one of sheer delight. This year will be our sixteenth trip there, and we cannot wait to go!"