Keeping up with the Heritage Centre

This week we are feeling extra confident after a makeover. Call down and see if you can spot our new golden sign, sparkling over the centre.  Collect an adventure pack for the family to explore and learn about the town, or for those misty summer days watch the Story of Lismore in the Visitor Centre, where Brother Declan leads you through an entertaining exploration of the history of the town.


We’ll be at the Ardmore Pattern Festival this Saturday at Ardmore School with the Lismore Mobile Science Work. Budding palaeontologists are welcome to stop by and dig up fossils, measure a triceratops and create your own dinosaur. A t-rexellent time is guaranteed! What’s more, it is completely free of charge. Times include 11.00-12.00, 12.30-1.30 and 2.30-3.30. Hope we see you there.New Signage

All weekend we are delighted to be at Camphire International Horse Trails & County Fair in the Camphire Estate in West Waterford. Come and visit our stall to indulge in the finest festival gear you can find. We have popular brands such as Avoca and stock includes funky wellingtons, quirky bags, cosy raincoats and many little gems to brighten up the cloudy weekend.

Roseanne spent her week entertaining and educating over two hundred and fifty students from the Claddagh School of English. She disgusted and fascinated them, following the movement of food through the digestive system and leaving out none of the gory details. Later they morphed into CSI agents, using DNA extraction and paper chromatography. We wish them a safe and pleasant stay in our town.

Excitement is looming as Edel is revamping our town tours. For only five euro you can enjoy a forty five minute tour of our quaint and richly historic town. Highlights include Lismore Cathedral, round hill and the castle. Listen and enjoy the anecdotes of past figures such as Fred Astaire who loved our town almost as much as we do. The tours run from Monday to Friday and begin at two pm; booking can be made at Lismore Heritage Centre.

Our town is glowing at the moment and we would like to offer our gratitude to the tidy towns committee and CE workers. Over the past week they have weeded and worked their green fingers to the bone to prepare Lismore for the Tidy Towns competition. They have also provided us with a free brochure regarding the Invasive Alien Species in the Environs of Lismore. Pick it up in store to help you identify Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Winter Heliotrope and Rhododendron. These plants can lead to a loss of native plants, erosion and increased risk of flooding. That’s why it’s vital to avail of the brochure and protect our environment.

On the twenty fourth of July, St Declan’s feast day arrived with an extra sense of celebration. Groundwork has begun to reconstruct the pilgrimage from the cliffs of Ardmore, the banks of the Blackwater, to the Knockmealdown Mountains. We wish them the best of luck and can’t wait to pop on our hiking boots walk in the footsteps of the saints. That’s it for this week guys, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date.

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Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: 058 54975 / 058 54855