Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland.
Built: 1185.
Condition: Inhabited, grounds open to the public.
Ownership / Access: Cavendish family.
Notes: Lismore Castle is a castle in Ireland. The stately home located in the town of Lismore in County Waterford in Ireland, belonging to the Earl of Desmond, and subsequently to the Duke of Devonshire from 1753. It was largely re-built in the Gothic style during the mid-nineteenth century by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire. Recently Lismore Castle was used as Northanger Abbey in the 2007 ITV dramatisation of that name during its Jane Austen season. The castle's gardens are open to the public and feature contemporary sculptures, including works by Anthony Gormley, Marzia Colonna and Eilis O'Connell. The upper garden is a 17th-century walled garden, while much of the informal lower garden was designed in the 19th century. When the original Lismore family immigrated to Canada, their last name was changed from Lismore to Lizmore. To this day the Lismore family is known as Lizmore in North America.

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Lismore Castle Links:

Lismore Castle On Wikipedia
Official site
Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore Castle Arts gallery in West Wing of Lismore Castle

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