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Lismore , Ireland
+353 58 54424
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adult/child €8/4
Opening hours
11am-4.45pm mid-Mar–Sep
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From the Cappoquin road there are stunning glimpses of the riverside Lismore Castle , which is closed to day-trippers but available for groups to hire. You can visit the 3 hectares of gardens , thought to be the oldest in Ireland, divided into the walled Jacobean upper garden and less formal lower garden. There are brilliant herbaceous borders, magnolias and camellias, and a splendid yew walk where Edmund Spenser is said to have written The Faerie Queen . There are contemporary sculptures dotting the gardens.