Lismore Heritage Centre is located in the heritage town of Lismore, County
Waterford, Ireland. A visit to the heritage centre is a must for all those wishing to learn of the town’s illustrious past. The Heritage Centre has an award winning audio visual display of Lismore history in which your host Brother Declan (alias Niall Toibin) takes you on an enthralling journey through time, starting with the arrival of St. Carthage in 636 and bringing you right up to the present. Stroll through the recently refurbished exhibition galleries and come face to face with the historic figures that shaped Lismore Town through the ages. Also here is a new exhibition space dedicated to the life and works of Robert Boyle ‘The Father Of Modern Chemistry’ and author of ‘Boyles Law’. A complete education package including a cartoon style video on his life and works has been developed to introduce science to the younger visitor.
A walking tour of Lismore is a great way to get acquainted with the formidable history of this picturesque heritage town. Hear of Viking raids, treasure hidden in castle walls and the saints who studied at the University of Lismore. See where Fred Astaire supped Guinness on his holidays and what Thackeray described as “some of the most beautiful rich country ever seen.” Tours are available at 11.00am and 15.00pm daily. Group tours welcome; special rates are available.
Kids Go Free at Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore is just the spot for a family day out because kids go free at Lismore Heritage Centre. Adults taking a town tour or enjoying The Lismore Experience audio-visual show can be accompanied by children at no extra cost.
The Lismore Family Fun Experience allows mums, dads and kids big and small to explore Lismore in a hugely fun and interactive way. With tricky clues to solve and questions to answer as well as flowers, trees and bugs to hunt everyone will have to roll up their sleeves and work together. The Family Fun Experience is part nature trail, part treasure hunt and a total boredom buster for those long summer days. Even better; getting the whole family involved needed cost a fortune because The Family Fun Experience is available now at the special introductory price of just €10.00. Family Fun packs can be picked up from the Heritage Centre at any time. Return with your completed pack to claim your reward!
Attractions in (or near) Lismore include:
Ballysaggartmore Towers, Lismore: Ballysaggartmore Towers are imposing gothic style buildings situated near Lismore . The magical towers provide a fairy tale setting which does not reflect the sad period in Irish History where extravagance and starvation lived side by side. Built in 1850 by Arthur Kiely-Ussher for his wife, the extravagant gates were the only part of the castle to be built as money ran out soon after their completion. The Kiely-Ussher family then resided in a modest house on the grounds (since demolished). See YouTube Video: Ballysaggartmore Towers.
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