Lismore  County Cork


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lismore like this:

Lismore.-- market town and township with ry. sta., Lismore and Mocollop par., cos. Cork and Waterford (chiefly in the latter), on river Blackwater, 43 miles SW. of Waterford and 176 miles SW. of Dublin, 145 ac., pop. 1860; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Monday. The town has a fine appearance, and is situated in a district of great beauty. ...

The see of Lismore is joined to Cashel, and the cathedral of St Carthagh, which has been restored, is now used as the par. church. Robert Boyle, the philosopher (1626-1691), was a native. Lismore Castle, situated on an eminence overhanging the Blackwater, is a seat of the Duke of Devonshire. This castle belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh, was purchased by the Earl of Cork, and passed into the possession of the Cavendish family.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lismore, in and County Cork | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 24th July 2024

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