Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Waterford. The name Lismore comes from two words – Lis meaning fort and Mór meaning big. It’s meaning is derived from the round hill or great Irish fort to the east of the town. The two chief points of interest in Lismore are St. Carthages Cathedral and Lismore Castle. The Cathedral crowns the summit of a hill and is, on all sides, surrounded by foliage. The church yard is full of graves – here lie the bones of nobles, soldiers, traders of the high and humble born. The cathedral is a short walking distance from the castle.


Cappoquin, situated in the heart of West Waterford, nestles at the foot of the Knockmealdown mountains in the Blackwater valley. West Waterford is one of the unspoilt areas of Ireland, with beautiful scenery, a variety of amenities and a range of activities for visitors and locals alike.

Cappoquin is the birthplace of the poet Thomas McCarthy and also the birthplace of Michael Cavanagh, a prominent poet, writer, historian and Fenian who was involved in the attack on the constabulary barracks in Cappoquin, soon after which he went to America with fellow rebels. It was from America that he often fondly wrote and spoke of Cappoquin and its inhabitants. Popular local pursuits include Gaelic games, rowing, and fishing.


Youghal is a seaside resort town in Co. Cork, Ireland. Sitting on the estuary of the River Blackwater, in the past it was of military and economic importance. Being built on the edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a distinctive long and narrow layout.

As a historic walled seaport town on the coastline of East Cork, it has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls, and has been designated as an Irish Heritage Port by the Irish Tourist Board. As of today, it still remains a popular tourist destination.

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