– Emilia D, Tripadvisor
During your stay at Lismacue House, you can access several activities and amenities nearby. Why not take your family and friends for a spot of golfing at one of the local golf courses located within a 15 minute drive of Lismacue, or go fishing for trout in the River Ara, horse riding, walking, hill climbing or even visit some of Irelands top site-seeing spots.
Trout fishing on the River Ara, that runs through the estate, and trout and salmon fishing on the River Suir.
Walking and Hill climbing
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.
– GeargeBartov, Tripadvisor
Places to Visit
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. More information.
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. More information.
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 murder him.
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. More information.
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. More information.
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 1182. More information.
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. More information.
Coolmore Stud, which is probably the leading stud farm in the world, is about 20 miles from Lismacue House. More information.
– GeargeBartov, Tripadvisor