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Lisheen Castle

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Overview
9 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
16 guests
7 nights minimum 
Castle
We welcome you to enjoy with us a piece of our history; the Castle of Lisheen, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th Century. This historic Irish castle has been lovingly restored by the Everard family, and was opened in the year 2000 as a unique luxury rental accommodation option for the most discerning of guests. During your stay at Lisheen the entire castle will be exclusive to you and your party making it a unique experience to be remembered. The castle is located centrally in Ireland in the County of Tipperary making it very accessible to many of the magnificent and historic sites of Ireland. Remaining true to the original vision of the castle, we have researched in detail the architectural and interior design of the historic castle structure. ...We welcome you to enjoy with us a piece of our history; the Castle of Lisheen, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th Century. This historic Irish castle has been lovingly restored by the Everard family, and was opened in the year 2000 as a unique luxury rental accommodation option for the most discerning of guests. During your stay at Lisheen the entire castle will be exclusive to you and your party making it a unique experience to be remembered. The castle is located centrally in Ireland in the County of Tipperary making it very accessible to many of the magnificent and historic sites of Ireland. Remaining true to the original vision of the castle, we have researched in detail the architectural and interior design of the historic castle structure. Every piece of furniture, light fitting, window and floor covering has been sourced, selected or specially manufactured for Lisheen Castle. The result is a stunning fusion of the grandeur of times past and the luxury of modern convenience. Offering luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests, each room is uniquely decorated in a traditional style to suit this historic castle. The highest quality antique furniture has been coupled with modern conveniences you would expect of such a high-end property. There are six double rooms suitable for couples, two single rooms for single occupancy and one twin room which has 2 single beds in it, 8 of the 9 bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. The castle is located in a idyllic rural area surrounded by extensive lawns, the castle also has it's own private tennis court.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King5 Kings4 Singles
Bathrooms
8 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Zane E
Hosting since January 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 67%
Response Time: Within a day

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Fidelma R
Fidelma R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible Irish Castle stay
The photos do not do this magnificent castle justice--the attention to detail and the grounds and the incredible and numerous bedrooms and sitting rooms and industrial kitchen and casual and formal dining spaces make this on incredible venue. It was a magical trip for all of us.
Visited August 2023
Written 13 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gary
Gary
Aurora, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First class from beginning to end!
Our family of 14 stayed at Lisheen Castle in June 2023. We couldn’t have been more pleased with this experience. From the time we were picked up at the airport until the time we were driven back, it was a class act from beginning to end. The castle is a marvel, especially knowing its history and the Everard family rebuild. Our bedrooms were spacious, beautifully appointed, and all en suite. One of the main attractions was the food; it was a feast for palate and eye every morning for breakfast and every evening in the elegant dining room for dinner! The menu is extensive and the chefs on duty prepared excellent gourmet meals. We were pleased that our host, Zane, communicated with us in advance of our arrival to ask questions and inquire about our family. The guides and drivers that took us sightseeing every day were knowledgeable, accommodating, and very friendly. We’ve been to Ireland many times over the years, and the sites we visited were the very ones I would recommend to anyone visiting this part of Ireland. Surprisingly, the castle was a more economical option than renting cars, getting lost, finding lodging, eating out, and entrance fees into the sites. Our time with Zane and his staff at Lisheen Castle exceeded our expectations in every respect. Our only disappointment was that we couldn’t stay longer; our grandsons didn’t want to go home!
Visited June 2023
Written 12 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe J
Joe J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Truly Magical Experience
A group of us went for a vacation to Ireland, Greece, Santorini and Paris. By far our experience in Ireland and mostly Lisheen Castle were the best! The castle was absolutely beautiful and Zane and his staff made the experience a perfect vacation. Zane went above and beyond with one couple missing a flight and arriving a day late and Zane happen to be in Dublin, drove them to the castle. One couple (we took the tour package) stayed behind one day and Zane, being the gracious host that he is gave them tennis lessons!! We ate unbelievable well! Ursula and Mary Teresa were unbelievable chefs. The food was always amazing. The hardest part was deciding what we were all going to have each night as the menu was very large! One night our group decided to have a 1920’s murder mystery dinner party and Ursula decided to make us 3 different desserts which were all amazing!! Dennis and Mary B. our driver and tour guide made our experience on our daily outings a-lot of fun. Dennis even sang for us and Mary B. was very informative all over Ireland. The castle was extremely beautiful with beautiful flower gardens and was very comfortable and so well decorated. Set in a beautiful countryside setting. We played croquet on the expansive lawns and went for walks on the beautiful grounds. We told Zane we would be back but maybe next time just spend the week at the castle as there is plenty to do there and just enjoy the castle. Thank you Zane and his entire staff for making our experience in Ireland one that I will never forget. Truly an experience of a lifetime❣️
Visited May 2023
Written 26 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ikey S
Ikey S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding.
This place is an incredible, hidden gem tucked away in the GORGEOUS Irish countryside. Zane (the owner) it top notch in ensuring his guests are well taken care of. Mary B is a complete gem as a tour guide and just incredibly charming (she truly is a nation treasure to Ireland). Dennis and Donica are true gentlemen and complete professionals as drivers. Dennis went so above and beyond it’s crazy. Finally, Mary E, Geraldine, Ursula, and Helen made some of the finest meals I’ve ever had. There are so many other fine people I could mention. Bottom line; The people of County Tipperary are the finest, most friendly. and most down to earth i have ever had the pleasure to meet. Cannot recommend any higher than this.
Visited October 2022
Written 27 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marie M
Marie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical Family Vaction
My family and I spent a magical week at Lisheen castle in September . There were 11 of us , with 5 kids under 7. The multiple rooms in the castle has something for everyone and the kids spent many fun hours in the playhouse while some of the adults played tennis. Zane met us on our arrival , gave us a tour and was helpful in organizing catered Irish breakfasts (yummy ) or dinners and connecting us with a tour who gave us some private tours of some memorable Irish sites. The castle was everything we had hoped for for this family vacation which had been planned for many years . It has modern amenities and yet a feel of being in another world. My son felt we should address him as Lord the whole time we were there LOL. It is close to Thurles for any groceries and some very good restaurants …and a tour bus will pick you up to take you to places like Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher etc. ZAne kindly came by one day to take us up to the castle roof to see the view and take pictures , just one of his many kindnesses. I highly recommend this spot for fun, history and a place to explore Ireland .
Visited September 2022
Written 6 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Saltwatergirlri
Saltwatergirlri
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Royal treatment in a dream Castle
I cannot say enough about this magical place and the wonderful people associated with it. Please do yourself a favor and book the tour package, you will not be disappointed. The owner, Zane, greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of this warm and inviting castle. He is welcoming, funny and orchestrated our daily tours, which we enjoyed immensely! Shout out to our fabulous guides Mary G and Mary B! We could not have felt more welcome. The castle itself is beautifully appointed with large bedrooms, comfortable common areas, two wonderful dining areas and fabulous grounds. We played tennis and bocce and enjoyed the outdoor patio and play area. Plenty of space to gather together as a group or to find a quiet spot to read. The incredible staff did all they could to make us comfortable and welcome. Dinner is served in the formal dining room, which looks out over the beautiful grounds, and features hand painted murals. Then there is the food! Having organized this trip for our group, I was praying the food was good. It was excellent, abundant and beyond our expectations! Breakfast is served in the charming kitchen area and competed with dinner for excellence and abundance! Thank you to Mary Teresa, Ursula, Derrick, Helen and Patrick! A truly magical trip that will live on in our memories forever. We will definitely visit again!
Visited September 2022
Written 4 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alibeta
Alibeta
Pleasant Hill, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One magical week
Thank you Zane and all your people, inside and outside the Castle, for our fabulous week. It was more than worth our long 'Covid' wait, we sent our deposit on December 20th 2020! The Castle was exactly as the website portrayed but, the warmth, kindness and dedication of everyone involved was one of the keys to the pleasure we had each and every day. It was as if Mary Poppins had come to Thurles. "Practically perfect in every way!" Please give our warmest thanks to all who made our dream holiday/vacation a reality, Bernadette, Nat and the gang
Visited September 2022
Written 22 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paula T
Paula T
Chelsea, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
BEST EVER Tourism Value for Money!
BEST EVER Tourism Value-for-Money! After touring beautiful villages and castles, STAY IN ONE! Forget those claustrophobic river cruise “state-rooms”. Avoid those minscule hotel rooms. Skip those gently-worn AirBnBs. STAY AT LISHEEN CASTLE! With gigantic bedrooms, luxurious reception rooms, tv den, country kitchen, THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL AND THE COMPETITIVE PRICE SIMPLY CANNOT BE BEAT! Not only does this 7-day stay in a gorgeously-restored castellated Georgian great-house include daily excursions to diverse locations, all tour & admission fees, full Irish breakfasts and 4-course evening meals but this experience also offers: -real castle features (turrets, towers, bow-&-arrow windows, a suit of armor, even a little dungeon) -luxurious beds (4 with canopies, all with feather duvets, sheepskin mattress pads, heating pads, Egyptian cotton bedding, Battenburg lace coverlets, creamy knit throw blankets) -well-appointed pristine bathrooms with fluffy white, over-size towels & tons of hot water -hypo allergenic pine floorboards, trim and architectural accents -elegant 2-storey library, dining & drawing rooms (fine art, antiques, crystal, china, even a piano) -toasty-warm country kitchen with 24/7 access to all equipment, crockery, etc. -tv den with array of DVDs, books and games -airy solarium with spectacular windows and white-enameled spiral staircase -gorgeously-bordered huge walled garden, tennis court, play structure, elegant lawn furniture -luxury, late-model Mercedes-Benz touring coach (A/C, lights & USB outlets at each seat) But the BIGGEST ADVANTAGE OF ALL is that THE ENTIRE PROPERTY IS YOURS! Your group of 12-to-18 can safely bubble, spread out, celebrate milestones, trace Irish roots, have intimate family meals, walk the nearby pastures, or simply enjoy each others’ company without the health risks posed by other tourists (who, in all other vacation formats, are in close proximity whether you want them there or not). THIS IS QUITE SIMPLY THE SAFEST AND MOST LUXURIOUS VACATION EVER! Paula Thomson Chelsea, Quebec, Canada (613) 983-8968
Visited July 2022
Written 9 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark F
Mark F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing vacation, with a great host
This place is a bit of a dream, and Zane is an amazing host. The castle is wonderful, but it was the trips that were arranged as part of our package which were really extraordinary. The food was tip top, the staff were so friendly, and I can't imagine a better vacation. I already miss the place, and I just got home yesterday.
Visited July 2022
Written 3 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kelsey A
Kelsey A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Irish Week
Our week at Lisheen Castle was absolutely amazing. Zane was such a fantastic host in orchestrating our daily agenda and has the friendliest staff helping out every morning and evening for meals. I cannot stress enough the beauty of the land and the effort that went into the restoration of the castle itself. I definitely plan on making a return trip!
Visited April 2022
Written 29 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Shared tennis court
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lisheen Castle

Lisheen Castle is able to accommodate up to 16 guests. See all property details.

Lisheen Castle has 8 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Lisheen Castle has 9 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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