Lismore Castle Activities

Lismore Castle is conveniently located close to many excellent opportunities for activities and excursions and the concierge team will be happy to advise and make all the necessary arrangements.

Salmon Fishing

Lismore Castle offers marvellous fishing opportunities. Fishing beneath the castle, along the River Blackwater and on first rate neighbouring beats, can be arranged.


There are many fine golf courses within easy reach of Lismore Castle, starting from the charming nine hole course on the estate to the Old Head of Kinsale, which is now included in the 100 best golf courses in the world.

Walking & Hiking

There are wonderful walks and hikes in and around Lismore, on the nearby Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains and along the coastline.


West Waterford is easily explored by bicycle and a local company specialising in cycle tours for all levels and interests will provide everything from bikes, to first aid kits and cycle computers.


Horse riding is available within a 30 minute drive of the castle. In addition to the expected range of services, trail rides and hacking can be arranged. Beach treks are available during the off-season.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

You won’t find a mode of transport more serene and tranquil than a hot air balloon– no engines, no exhaust fumes and nothing between you and the open air. Local operators provide a magnificent way to explore the region!


There are several top class national hunt racecourses within easy reach of Lismore - Cork, Tipperary, Clonmel, Tramore and Gowran Park, and the Lismore Point-to-Point, held on the estate in March, is one of the best and most fixtures on the amateur circuit in Southern Ireland.

Boat Trips

The wonderful Blackwater River is ideal for a leisurely boat-trip and there are a number of local agencies that operate a variety of cruises and river adventures.

Cayaking & Canoeing

Explore the majestic River Blackwater on guided canoe and kayak trips. Tours are available for all levels of experience and adrenalin needs.

Deep Sea Fishing

For those of you looking for more adventurous fishing, the nearby town of Dungarvan is a base for several operators specialising in wreck, reef and shark fishing.

Scuba Diving

Nearby enclosed bays offer ideal conditions for sheltered inshore diving and further out to sea there are numerous excellent dive sites as well as several wrecks.

Surfing & Whale Watching in Tramore

An ideal combination! Private lessons in both are available locally.

Kite Surfing

A perfectly formed 5 kilometre beach in nearby Tramore is the ideal stretch to learn the trade of the winds. IKO certified instructors teach kite surfing to all levels.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting equipment can be brought to Lismore for shoots on the estate.

Greyhound Racing

This takes place every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in Cork City.


There is a karting and rally school in the local town of Dungarvan.