The heritage town of Lismore is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater in County Waterford, Ireland. It lies at the foot of the mountain of Knockmealdown.
The town experiences a mild climate with warm temperatures almost throughout the year, along with cool sea-breezes and sufficient rainfall.
A monastery was built here in 636 AD by Saint Carthage. Lismore soon became a prestigious seat of learning. Henry II built his castle here in 1171. The town was also an important part of the reformation movement in the Irish Church. In the nineteenth century, Lismore was developed as a planned town.
This town of about 1,200 inhabitants was voted Ireland’s tidiest town in 2004. The major industries here are those of glass and crystal making. Waterford Crystal is renowned the world over for its superior quality.
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