Golf: There are several golf courses within easy reach of
Note: Helicopter available for hire to
take guests to other courses.
Fishing: Trout fishing is available on the ‘Ara’ river running through the estate
(see picture below).
There are an extensive number of locations for fly fishing in Co.
Tipperary on the river Suir which passes just north of Cashel and on to
Golden village and then the historical town of Cahir.
The River Suir rises in the Devils Bit Mountains and flows through the
limestone country of South Tipperary and North Waterford.
Its physical characteristics provide an ideal habitat for salmon and
trout. Grilse runs begin in late June and usually last through to the end
of September, when the season ends. The river Suir has all the
characteristics of a chalk stream and therefore produces trout in
abundance ranging in size from 400g to 1kg. The large numbers present
prosper because of the ideal nature of the habitat and the absence of any
serious predators and lack of competition for food.
The Suir is renowned as a dry-fly fishery. Access to the river is
excellent. Visitors may purchase permits from any of the associations and
most of the private fisheries on the river.
Riding: There are many horse riding , trekking, jumping and tuition
centre near us.
Walking and Hill climbing: The renowned scenic beauty of the Glen
of Aherlow is your gateway to the magnificent Galtee mountains.
Places to Visit:
Lismacue is centrally located to give easy access to many of Ireland’s
most historic heritage sites, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holy
Cross Abbey, to name but a few.
Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is one of the most spectacular archeological sites
in Ireland. It sits on the outskirts of Cashel on a large mound of
limestone bristling with ancient fortifications. Mighty stone walls
encircle a complete round tower, a roofless abbey, a 12th century
Romanesque chapel, and numerous other buildings and high crosses. The Rock
of Cashel is composed four structures which are the Hall of the Vicars
Choral, the cathedral, the round tower, and Cormac's Chapel. Hore Abbey is
about one kilometer north at the base of the rock.
Cahir Castle is a great 15th-century Butler castle near the town centre
of Cahir.The Butlers were granted lands in the area in 1192, but they
didn't build their first castle until the 13th century. The castle is in
remarkable condition and one of the largest in Ireland. The inhabitants
surrendered to Cromwell in 1650 without a struggle -memories were fresh of
the battering the place had suffered in 1599 at the hands of the Earl of
Essex and his mearge two cannons -and it has been extensively restored.
Some of John Boorman's movie, Excalibur, was filmed in Cahir Castle.
The 13th century Hore Abbey is set in farmland just a few hundred yards
from the base of the Rock of Cashel. It was the last daughter house - a
religious house which was affiliated to the main monastery - of
Mellifont's Cistercians and was a gift from a 13th century archbishop who
expelled the Benedictine monks after dreaming that they had plans to
The Bolton Library
Theophilus Bolton was
certainly a man of parts, a "doer of the work" as well as an
Though Bolton was founder, the library's greatest treasures, however, come
from the collection of Archbishop William King of Dublin. He had been
Bolton's mentor, and was said to have been the most learned and widely read
man of his time. His best known publication, "De Origine Mali" (1702)
provided ideas for Pope's "Essay on Man." He had been Bishop of Derry from
1690, after that City's siege" of famous memory", until 1703 when he was
made Archbishop of Dublin. His books, then, were mainly gathered in the
last quarter of the 17th century, and sometime after King's death in 1729.
Bolton acquired the bulk of his benefactor's extensive library........
The Swiss Cottage built in 1812 was designed as a hunting and fishing
lodge for Lord Cahir. Designed by John Nash, the famous Regency Architect.
The interiors have been fully restored.
The karst around Mitchelstown is restricted to very small area. The
Galtee Mountains consist of sandstone, which contains no caves as it is
not soluble. But in the southern side of the mountains is the outcrop of a
small strip of limestone. This is the location of the caves and it is a
material which is quarried for bricks and lime.
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On the west bank of the Suir, 4 miles (6 km) south of Thurles, stands
Holycross Abbey, which was fully restored as part of European Architectural
Heritage Year 1975.
Founded originally in 1168 for Benedictines by the King of Muster, Donal
O’ Brien, the abbey was transferred to the Cistercians about the year
Cliffs of Moher
These majestic cliffs rise from the Atlantic Ocean to a height of
nearly 200m and extend for a distance of 8km from Hag's Head due west of
Liscannor to a point beyond O'Brien's Tower. They take their name from a
ruined promontory fort, Mothar, which was demolished during the Napoleonic
wars to make room for a signal tower.
Coolmore Stud, which is probably the leading stud farm in the world, is
about 20 miles from Lismacue House.
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