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Beautifully Restored Elegant Castle in the Centre of Ireland

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We welcome you to enjoy with us a piece of our history; the Castle of Lisheen, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th Century. This historic Irish castle has been lovingly restored by the Everard family, and was opened in the year 2000 as a unique luxury accommodation option for the most discerning of guests. During your stay at Lisheen the entire castle will be exclusive to you and your party making it a unique experience to be remembered. The castle is located centrally in Ireland in the County of Tipperary making it very accessible to many of the magnificent and historic sites of Ireland.

Remaining true to the original vision of the castle, we have researched in detail the architectural and interior design of the historic castle structure. Every piece of furniture, light fitting, window and floor covering has been sourced, selected or specially manufactured for Lisheen Castle. The result is a stunning fusion of the grandeur of times past and the luxury of modern four-star accommodation.

Offering luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests, each room is uniquely decorated in a traditional style to suit this historic castle. The highest quality antique furniture has been coupled with modern conveniences you would expect of such a high-end property. There are six ensuite double rooms, two single rooms and one twin room in the castle.

The castle’s formal reception rooms; the drawing and dining rooms, both feature hand-painted murals on original vaulted Norman ceilings from which hang impressive antique chandeliers.

Both formal and family friendly traditional dining facilities are on offer at Lisheen Castle. The formal dining room seats 16 people in extravagant old world style, while the traditional Irish kitchen offers a cozy informal dining area. A fully equipped professional kitchen is available for your use, or we can organize a catering team on request.

Lisheen Castle is renowned for offering escorted touring vacations, suitable for groups of up to 16 people. Our week long tailored itineraries visit Ireland’s most popular historic, cultural and sporting attractions which have been personally chosen by the Everard family. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Kilkenny Medieval City, The Rock of Cashel and the historic town of Cobh with its award winning Titanic Experience. In the evenings, enjoy traditional Irish Music sessions in local pubs and dining in the very best restaurants Ireland has to offer. For more information, and to view a full itinerary, visit www.lisheencastle.com/tours.

Lisheen Castle’s location in North Tipperary provides a fantastic base for touring Ireland. As Lisheen Castle overlooks a patchwork quilt of green fields and distant mountains, it is easy to see why Ireland is known in the USA as the Land of Forty Shades of Green! While the castle is located in a scenic rural setting, it is only minutes from some of Ireland main motorways allowing for easy driving for those who chose to hire a car. Dublin Airport is an easy 2-hour drive from Lisheen Castle.

The area also lends itself perfectly to taking advantage of all that Ireland’s great outdoors has to offer, within easy accessibility of Lisheen is an array of sporting and adventure activities such as hillwalking, angling, golfing and horse racing.

For more information on the great selection of visitor attractions available close to Lisheen Castle, and details on our escorted vacations, please visit www.lisheencastle.com.

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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There are two kitchens, one is a dining area seating 14 people, the adjoining is a large commercial kitchen with all stainless steel fittings...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Visitors to Lisheen Castle often take a day trip to visit the beautiful Lough Derg and River Shannon Estuary, enjoying a river cruise on board the Spirit Of Killaloe. The purpose built passenger riverboat will take you on the River Shannon's Premier Cruise by the twin towns of Killaloe County Clare and Ballina County Tipperary. The relaxing tour, which is accompanied by a captain and crew, cruises north along the River Shannon and Lough Derg. Learn how canal boats and steamboats once used these same calm waters in times gone by. The sightseeing top deck of the boat is ideal for getting the best view of the spectacular scenery and beautiful natural landscape of East Clare and County Tipperary. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Lisheen Castle is surrounded by mountains and hills and offers a range of hiking and walking options for the walking enthusiast such as: Devil’s Bit Hill Walk Visible from many of the windows of Lisheen Castle, the Devil’s Bit hillwalk brings the walker on a moderate effort 5km walk through sandy laneways, forestery tracks and hillside paths to enjoy amazing views across to the Galtee Mountains. Guided Group Hill Walks in Upperchurch, Co. Tipperary A selection of wonderful hillwalks are on offer from Upperchurch, only 27km from Lisheen Castle. These walks have been created to allow the walker to enjoy the wonderful countryside and untouched natural beauty of the area. Walks range from 2km to 6km looped walks. The Glen of Aherlow The Glen of Aherlow is a quiet country valley, secluded but not isolated. It stretches south of the famed town of Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery....moreless

  • River:

    Lisheen Castle offers a fantastic location for the angling enthusiast. The River Suir rises in the Devils Bit Mountains close to Lisheen Castle and flows through the limestone country of South Tipperary and North Waterford. Its physical characteristics provide an ideal habitat for salmon and trout. Grilse runs begin in late June and usually last through to the end of September, when the season ends. The river Suir has all the characteristics of a chalk stream and therefore produces trout in abundance ranging in size from 400g to 1kg. The large numbers present prosper because of the ideal nature of the habitat and the absence of any serious predators and lack of competition for food. The Suir is renowned as a dry-fly fishery. Access to the river is excellent. Visitors may purchase permits from any of the associations and most of the private fisheries on the river. The Salmon and Trout seasons on the River Suir opens on the 17th March and closes on the 30th September. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Lisheen Castle’s location in North Tipperary provides a fantastic base for touring Ireland. As Lisheen Castle overlooks a patchwork quilt of green fields and distant mountains, it is easy to see why Ireland is known in the USA as the Land of Forty Shades of Green! While the castle is located in a scenic rural setting, it is only minutes from some of Ireland main motorways allowing for easy driving for those who chose to hire a car. Lisheen Castle is perfectly located for a touring vacation and also offers week long tailored itineraries visiting Ireland’s most popular historic, cultural and sporting attractions which have been personally chosen by the Everard family. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Kilkenny Medieval City, The Rock of Cashel and the historic town of Cobh with its award winning Titanic Experience. In the evenings, enjoy traditional Irish Music sessions in local pubs and some fantastic dining experiences close to the castle....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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€6,980

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Rate are based on up to 14 persons sharing including children, the maximum occupancy is 16 persons with a proportional charge for group with numbers in excess of 14.

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Location

  • Kilkenny

    "Kilkenny is a must see while you stay at the castle, it's a beautiful medieval city only abo..."

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  • Killaloe

    "Killaloe is a beautiful scenic town on the river shannon, here you can have a relaxing wande..."

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  • Rock of Cashel

    "The historic town of Cashel, which is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. The rock was long a..."

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  • Cahir Castle

    "The heritage town of Cahir, home to one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved medieval cas..."

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  • Clogheen

    "Clogheen is the village where the Vee drive begins. The Vee Gap in the Knockmealdown Mountai..."

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  • Holycross

    " The historic Holycross Abbey. Holycross Abbey was a place of great medieval pilgrimage and..."

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  • Waterford Crystal Factory Tour

    "Waterford crystal have recently built a new visitor centre and the tour really is well worth..."

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  • The Guinness Storehouse

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon, Cork or Dublin
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Village
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Thurles
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Thurles mainline
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M8
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thurles

Car: Recommended

Ireland is an island nation and boasts a wonderful, almost unspoilt green landscape, it is a fantastic place to come to enjoy an active vacation. Lisheen Castle’s location lends itself perfectly to taking advantage of all that Ireland’s great outdoors has to offer, within easy access of Lisheen is an array of sporting and adventure activities such as hillwalking, course fishing, golfing and horse racing. Family Friendly attractions such as boat cruises, Fota Island Wildlife Park, horse riding and even a reptile zoos are all on offer!

If you are interested in a touring holiday of Ireland, Lisheen Castle is centrally located and is the perfect base to from which to visit Irelands top visitor attractions. From Lisheen you can easily visit famous tourist attractions such as the UNESCO Geo Park - The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle and Medieval town, Waterford Crystal, Cobh - home of the Titanic Experience and many more. If you would prefer an organized touring holiday, our escorted group tour options could be the perfect vacation for you. Our tours incorporate all of the above visitor attractions and you don't even have to worry about the driving! Please visit www.lisheencastle.com for more information.

Lisheen Castles location in a rural setting Lisheen Castle does not adversely affect the fantastic range of restaurants, pubs and dining options that are all attractive options for an evening meal for visitors and locals alike, here are some of our favorites:

Chez Hans Restaurant

The whole style of the Chez Hans is superb and provides an unusual and atmospheric setting in a renovated church for the seriously fine food which people travel great distances to sample.

Café Hans

Chef Jason returned from working in some of London’s finest kitchens and joined his father owner of Chez Hans in the business in 1998. He opened the less formal bistro style Café Hans. Jason brought renewed energy to Café Hans and Chez Hanz, confirming the status of both eateries as one of the leading restaurants in Munster.

Inch House Restaurant

Expect exceptional standards of service and quality at Inch House Restaurant where the Egan family will host you. Inch House restaurant has built an excellent reputation for itself over the past 20 years. Far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life Inch House offers a uniquely luxurious experience, combining cooking with all of the comforts afforded by the 18th century gentry.

Mitchel House Restaurant

Located in Mitchel Street in Thurles, Mitchel House serves modern Irish Cusine in a relaxed environment. Owner Michael O’Dwyer is the third generation to operate a business from this property. Michael has come home to breathe new life into the well-known Thurles landmark.

Great company, great drinks and some fantastic traditional Irish music are on offer in some of Tipperary's finest pubs:

O’Gorman’s “The Monks” Pub Thurles

Pub trading, at ‘The Monks,’ public house, goes back to just after the Great Famine period in Irish History, around 1860, with the basic structure today little changed. Despite the name P.O’Gorman clearly displayed over the door, the pub has become known as ‘The Monks. If you are looking for the ultimate in a real Irish traditional pub experience, then a visit to “The Monks,” is essential at least once in anyone’s lifetime.

De Burca’s Pub, Thurle

This pub is owned by the family of fiddle player Theresa Bourke, of Bru Boru, Spirit of Ireland and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and as you may expect from a pub with such musical ownership, it is a fantastic venue to visit to enjoy some traditional Irish music while on your vacation in Tipperary. Scheduled music sessions are held every second Friday.

Jim of the Mill Pub, Upperchurch

A traditional Irish Shebeen recognizable as a public house only by a string of cars parked outside! A great venue to enjoy some traditional Irish music, with sessions taking place every Thursday night.

Larkin’s Pub

Situated on the banks of Lough Derg and the river Shannon, Larkins pub is an award wining Gastro Pub. Known for great food, drink and “craic” (fun), traditional Irish music sessions are played at Larkin’s every week

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Lisheen Castle was purchased by my parents in the year 1995. The castle had been a ruin, close to my fathers dairy farm for all of his life. It was a lifelong dream of his to restore the historic castle to its former glory. The project took five years to complete, and really was a labour of love. Lisheen Castle was built in the 1800's and stood for over 100 years before it was burned to the ground during the Irish War of Independence. It remained in ruin until 1999 when it was purchased by my family and in the realization of a life long dream my father and mother Micheal and Joan Everard began to restore the castle. Where to begin? The castle had been burnt to the ground, only the stone walls were still standing, surprisingly the stone work to the front of the castle was in reasonably good shape. Good shape that is, when you consider that the building had mature trees growing in its interior! The ambitious and expensive project progressed slowly, working with local builder and craftsman Mick Cleary and using photographs donated by the descendants of the castles original family to guide the restoration. The interior of the castle offered no such guides, there was no photographs of the interior of the castle in existence and there were very few people alive with memories of the castle in its prime. The restoration of the interior of the castle was researched thoroughly by my mother Joan Everard. She labored tirelessly to ensure that each piece of decor was the perfect choice to compliment the historic nature of the castle while ensuring that the finished project was one of luxury and indulgence to be enjoyed by Lisheen Castles guests for many years to come.

Why the Owner Chose Thurles:
Below is an extract from an article written by one of our guests who visited Lisheen Castle, the full article is available on www.lisheencastle.com if you would like to read more. Driven By A Dream How one Irish family traversed 200 years to rebuild Lisheen Castle By John D. Adams “By degrees the castles are built.” - Irish proverb For generations the hulking ruin of Lisheen Castle loomed a kilometer from the Everard family’s 300-acre dairy land in County Tipperary, Ireland. Everard children have played in the shadows of the ruin, perhaps unaware of their exceptional surroundings. But in the 1960s, a young Michael Everard watched more closely as severe Irish seasons slowly consumed the parapets, stone and mortar back into the peaty earth. While working on the family’s farm, young Everard envisioned saving the castle and restoring it to its former glory. Forty years later, alongside his wife, Joan and son Zane, that dream would come to astonishing fruition.

The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
Lisheen Castle is in a truly enchanting location with stunning views of rolling Irish hills. The Castle shows itself as a majestic stone castle standing sentry on the landscape. Inside its interiors offer not only luxury but a character that could not be easily emulated. Each room has its own personality which is reflected in the carefully chosen antique or custom made fixtures and fittings. The formal reception rooms are impressive and offer a real sense of occasion, while the less formal library and kitchen dining areas create a homely feel in which to relax and unwind. The location of Lisheen is perfect for a touring holiday, allowing you easy access to all of Ireland's top visitor attractions, and escorted vacations are on offer. While the castle is offered as a self catering vacation rental or fully escorted touring holiday, it is owned and operated by the Everard family, which ensures a traditional Irish welcome to all guests.


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Photos

  • Lisheen Castle at Dusk

    Lisheen Castle at Dusk

  • Lisheen Castle and Environs

    Lisheen Castle and Environs

  • Formal Reception Room - The Drawing Room

    Formal Reception Room - The Drawing Room

  • Trompe L'oeil Style Vaulted Ceiling to Drawing Room

    Trompe L'oeil Style Vaulted Ceiling to Drawing Room

  • Vaulted Ceiling Dining Room

    Vaulted Ceiling Dining Room

  • Relax and unwind in Lisheen Castles Library

    Relax and unwind in Lisheen Castles Library

  • Traditional Irish Kitchen

    Traditional Irish Kitchen

  • My Lady's Room

    My Lady's Room

  • The Vee Room

    The Vee Room

  • The School Room

    The School Room

  • The Devils Bit Room

    The Devils Bit Room

  • Patio area

    Patio area

  • Arrival View of Lisheen

    Arrival View of Lisheen

  • Entrance Hallway

    Entrance Hallway

  • Drawing Room to Front of Castle

    Drawing Room to Front of Castle

  • Drawing Room

    Drawing Room

  • Dining at Lisheen Castle

    Dining at Lisheen Castle

  • The Library

    The Library

  • Family Sitting Room

    Family Sitting Room

  • En-suite bathroom

    En-suite bathroom

  • My Lady's Room

    My Lady's Room

  • The Ross Lloyd Room

    The Ross Lloyd Room

  • The Twin Room

    The Twin Room

  • Christmas at the Lisheen

    Christmas at the Lisheen

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Speaks: english, irish
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