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9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Sleeps up to 16
The Twin Room
Ross Lloyd room
The Devil's Bit View
The Vee Room
My Lords Room
My Lady's room
The Governess Room
The School Room
All bedrooms have full en-suite with the exception of one of the single rooms which shares full bathroom with one of the other rooms via a separate access door from the hall.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter:
- english, Irish
About Zane Everard
Lisheen Castle was purchased by my parents in 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 was really a labour of love. Lisheen Castle was built in the early 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 1995 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.
Zane Everard purchased this castle in 1995
Why Zane Everard chose Thurles
Below is an extract from an article written by one of our guests who visited Lisheen Castle. 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.
What makes this castle unique
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.