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Towers and Tales

Towers and Tales is a celebration of contemporary children’s literature and illustration, designed to give young audiences unforgettable, creative and transformational experiences with books. Since the inaugural festival in 2015, Towers and Tales has become a unique event for families, children and young people. The Festival encourages audiences to engage with literature and storytelling through innovative programming and a focus on participation.

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Ireland’s only summer opera festival, is a celebration of the finest opera and classical music set in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Tucked away in the breath-taking Blackwater Valley, we stage performances of the highest artistic quality featuring both Irish and international stars and emerging talent of the classical music world.

Immrama Festival Of Travel Writing

The festival is titled Immrama (an old Irish word for journey). Immrama is held in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, on a weekend in June each year since 2003. Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception.

Robert Boyle Summer School

This summer school celebrates Robert Boyle (1627-1691) one of the most influential founders of experimental science. Since 2012 they have organised the annual Robert Summer School in Waterford celebrating his life and legacy and considering the place of science and technology in our society and culture. In 2018 the complementary Robert Boyle Winter School was established in Dublin.

Lismore Farmers & Craft Market

The market is situated on Castle Avenue which leads up to Lismore Castle. It is held every Sunday and has a large range stalls! You can find everything from fresh fruit and veg to handmade beers and jewelry!

Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair

Camphire is located at the confluence of the Blackwater and Bride rivers, within a five mile radius of the towns of Lismore, Cappoquin and Tallow. This part of West Waterford is readily accessed by air from Cork airport and by ferry from Rosslare and Cork ports.