Keeping up with the Heritage Centre

This week we are thrilled to launch our new Lismore cream tea offer. For only €5.50 you can treat yourself to a cup of positive-tea or Bewley’s coffee with a warm fresh scone, served with jam and butter, as well as our delicate and delicious petit fours. This offer is available all day every day in the Boyle Tea Room at the Heritage Centre.

We are currently hosting the Lismore Dramatic Society summer camp which continues next week. We wish the budding stars and starlets the best of luck today with their showcase and hope that they remember us in years to come!Cream Tea

The Munster Vales came to the centre this week. They’re a brand new tourism organisation, promoting the geographical area of Waterford, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick and everything in between. They’re eager to encourage tourism to Lismore and we look forward to engaging with them.

Heritage Week begins the 19th of August and continues until the 27th. This year feels extra special as it is a celebration of Ireland’s natural diversity. Here in Lismore, we are always conscious of the need to appreciate the beauty of our environmental surroundings and promote its upkeep. We hope you join us in our events. You’re sure to be inspired.

For the entirety of Heritage Week we are thrilled to run the Story of Lismore guided tour for the small price of five euro (children under twelve are free). We meet at the Heritage Centre daily at two o’ clock. 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.

On Monday the 21st of August, we will host a Photogrammetry Workshop on the ancient grounds of St. Carthage's Cathedral. The event will be hosted by Kevin Barton and Simon Dowling of the Adopt a Monument project team. Kevin has over 25 years experience in managing and conducting geophysical surveys in Ireland and overseas. While Simon is an expert in aerial archeology. Most maps we use today have been created through photogrammetry. Come and discover for yourself what exactly photogrammetry is and how it works. The workshop is not only fascinating but also free of charge.

That very same Monday, we will give a free talk on the findings at Round Hill in Lismore Heritage Centre at 7.00pm. In July 2016 Lismore Heritage Company and Lismore Tidy Towns carried out a topographical and historical survey to define this enormous and complex site. Come and discover what exactly was uncovered and how it continues to shape our town.

The following Tuesday, Roseanne will host the Eureka Children’s Workshop, which is suitable for budding scientologists at the age of six to ten. The workshop runs from 11am until 1pm. For only ten euro mini scientists can recreate the most well known experiments of all time, including the discoveries of Robert Boyle, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. Giggles and wonderment are guaranteed as students discover why one famous scientist jumped out of a bath and another even failed maths!

That same Tuesday we are offering a five euro guided tour of the Towers in Ballysaggartmore, also known as Ireland’s Best Kept Secret. We will meet at the towers at 2pm. Come and discover the enchanting fairytale land where Arthur Kiely-Ussher built gothic gate lodges for his wife. Breathe in and enjoy the fresh air supplied by the ash, oak, sycamore and horse chestnut trees. Take a second to admire the shaking poplars and rhododendron, interspersed by pheasant berry, snowberry and holly to name a few. You will not be disappointed.

That Thursday the 24th at 11am, our very own Alice O’ Donoghue and Mieke Mulyllaert (consultant ecologist) are offering a guided tour of Round Hill. The tour explores the ecological and historical background of the Motte and Bailey. Come and find out where Lismore got its name from and be inspired by the folklore that emanates from this ancient site, dating back to the late 12th century.

That’s it for this week Lismorians and Co. Here at the Heritage centre we wish you a cheerful start to August and hope to see you soon for a cup of tea and a chat.

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Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: 058 54975 / 058 54855