Lismore Heritage Centre

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Location: West St, Lismore, Waterford

Journey to the Lismore Heritage Centre and explore the town's Celtic origins.

Head to the historical display room to delve into the town's history which dates back to 636 AD. The award-winning audiovisual presentation is narrated by the late actor Niall Tóibín. View the Book of Lismore, a 15th-century medieval Irish vellum manuscript and admire a magnificent replica Crozier.

Tales of monasteries, Vikings, Norman conquests and Lismore Castle await, find out about the famous people who visited this corner of County Waterford including novelist William Thackery, John F. Kennedy and actor Fred Astaire.

Check out the Virtual Reality Experience and see inside the rooms of Lismore Castle with Robert Boyle, known as the Father of Modern Chemistry. In this VR adventure, experience breathtaking views as you fly over the Castle and the dramatic Blackwater River.