Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore Heritage Centre
4.5
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
About
Situated within the old Courthouse Building in the heart of Lismore town, Lismore Heritage Centre was opened in 1992 to share insights into Lismore’s formidable history and heritage. Boasting a picturesque location at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains, Lismore is famous for the magnificent Lismore Castle (dating back to 1185) that was once the home of, the Broadway performer, Adele Astaire and Kathleen Kennedy, sister of John F. Kennedy. Inside this private residence can only be viewed using through the Lismore Castle Experience. Key highlights of a visit to Lismore Heritage Centre include: Lismore Castle Experience Virtual Reality* Lismore Guided Town Tours*Themed Guided Tours Monday to Friday.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vincent W
Cork, Ireland10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I have never experienced anything in VR before and it was a really amazing way to experience Lismore Castle. Once you put on the headset it really feels like you are in the Castle. The presentation and the stories are a great way to learn about the history of Lismore and the castle and the celebrities who have played a part in its history. If visiting Lismore, this is definitely the best way to experience its best landmark.
Written 8 November 2023
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Thank you very much for your review. We hope you come visit us again soon for one of our many guided tours.
Written 23 November 2023
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Ann Merrigan
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
This was an amazing experience. I felt as if I was standing in the rooms. The commentary was interesting and the whole thing was very well presented. The staff were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A delightful experience.
Written 8 September 2023
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Hello Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Lismore Castle VR Experience and that you will visit our beautiful town in the near future.
Written 18 September 2023
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Rachel C
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Had great fun doing the space escape room! Challenging but great craic. Very creative puzzles! Staff were very helpful and friendly
Written 6 September 2023
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Hello Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our space Xscape Room and that you will come back and try our Halloween escape room.
Written 18 September 2023
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jchr2023
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Virtual reality experience shows the inside of this iconic castle where you will meet with the characters that call this castle home throughout history
Written 23 August 2023
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Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our Lismore Castle VR Experience and hope to welcome you again to Lismore
Written 29 August 2023
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Donagh M
Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a terrific experience. It gave us a great feel for the Castle. We visited as a family (8 adults and 5 children). Everybody enjoyed it. The guide (Gearoid) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
We decided to visit the Castle Gardens but when we discovered the charge of €9.00 we changed our minds. The Government should try to get the property back into Irish hands.
This is not the responsibility of the Heritage Centre but the Local Council should do something about the public toilets - they are a disgrace.
Written 27 July 2023
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Hello Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you loved the Lismore Castle Experience VR and that you will come visit us again. I will pass on to the local council about the public toilets. Once again thank you for visiting Lismore Heritage Centre and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Written 16 August 2023
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Clare Busher O'Sullivan
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Solo
What an amazing place! Lismore is a fabulous little town surrounded by stunning woodland walks and scenic views. Lismore Castle is architecturally breathtaking however the castle is not open to the public.
The Lismore Heritage Centre is easily accessible and located directly in the town with convenient parking very close by. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. There is an escape room that is so much fun for all the family. The most amazing thing here, however, is the Lismore Castle Experience, this is a virtual reality experience inside Lismore Castle, and it is amazing!!! You step back in time and meet all the castle's famous inhabitants and guests and it really gives you more insight into the rich history of Lismore and Lismore Castle. The centre also has a shop that is full of gorgeous local products and perfect gifts! Highly recommend visiting here!
Written 24 July 2023
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Hello Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you loved the Lismore Castle Experience VR and Lismore Town. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Written 16 August 2023
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Giacomo D
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
I’d like to thank the staff for the amazing experience. I really liked it and I recommend it to all the people around Lismore. It’s worth it.
Written 20 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you loved the Lismore Castle Experience VR and Lismore Town. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Written 30 August 2023
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Trek746315
4 contributions
Fantastic experience, we brought 3 groups of young people who all thoroughly enjoyed the VR tour around the castle. Highly recommend
Written 20 July 2023
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Hello Thank you vey much for your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Lismore Castle VR experience and look forward to welcoming you back to Lismore for another visit.
Written 16 August 2023
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Bellman276
Brighton and Hove, UK6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We visited the escape room at the heritage centre. It was a fairly basic layout, and some of the puzzles didn’t quite work as planned (there was one with magnets that was particularly unclear), but in general it was very well done! We were given clues at just the right rate, and it was just the right level of difficulty for the players.
Written 22 November 2022
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Hello Thank you for your visit We are glad you enjoyed the escape room and look forward to welcoming you back to try our new escape room for the the summer of 2023
Written 16 August 2023
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Linda H
6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
360 Castle Experience is fabulous, for both adults and children. To finally get to see the beautiful rooms and halls as they are now, hear about the famous visitors and the history of the castle. Well done to all involved.Would highly recommended a visit.
Written 16 November 2022
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Hello Thank you very much for your visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Lismore Castle Experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful town of Lismore.
Written 16 August 2023
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