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15. The Town of Lismore and surrounding area in County Waterford SCENES from IRELAND

Streets and buildings in Lismore

St Carthage's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), Lismore

St Carthage's Church (Roman Catholic Cathedral), Lismore

The St Carthage Hall Art Gallery, Lismore

Lismore Castle  *  Glencairn Abbey

The Arthur Kiely-Ussher Lodge and the Ballysaggartmore Towers

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

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The Streets and Buildings of Lismore

The town centre of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The town centre of Lismore, a pleasant little down to browse around and explore the two cathedrals, cafes and pubs.

Founded by Saint Mochuda (Irish: Mo Chutu mac Fínaill), died 637, also known as Saint Carthage (Carthach or Carthach the Younger; Latinised: Carthagus, Anglicised: Carthage), first abbot of Lismore (Irish: Les Mór Mo Chutu).

The town is renowned for its early ecclesiastical history and the scholarship of Lismore Abbey.

 

 Red House Inn Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The Red House Inn opposite the Lismore House Hotel on the Main Street of Lismore.

 

Lismore House Hotel, Main Street, first purpose built hotel in Ireland Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The very handsome Lismore House Hotel in Main Street, the first purpose built hotel in Ireland with much elegant Georgian architecture.

 

A beautiful flower garden just down from Lismore Catholic Cathedral.

A beautiful flower garden just down from Lismore Catholic Cathedral.

 

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St Carthage's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), Lismore

The entrance to St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The entrance to St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore

Information on the history of St Carthage Cathedral,Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Information on the history of St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore

The medieval Lismore Cathedral, dedicated to St Carthage, variously damaged and repaired over the centuries, is notable for its architecture and the stained glass window by the English pre Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones.

 

The tower of St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland  Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The tower of St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore

 

The church spire and entrance to St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland  St Carthage Cathedral pre-Raphaelite stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones depicting Justice & Humility compassionate work commemorating Francis Curry of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Left: The church spire and entrance to St Carthage Cathedral (Church of Ireland), Lismore.

Right: Just inside the entrance on the left is a wonderful 'pre-Raphaelite' double stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) depicting Justice and Humility, a compassionate work commemorating Francis Curry.

The Norman? nave and chancel arch of Lismore Cathedral (Church of Ireland) those the present structure was mainly built in 1633.

 

choir stalls, altar, east window, in the chancel of St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The choir stalls, altar, east window, in the chancel of St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore.

 

rebuilt Norman nave and chancel arch of St Carthage's Lismore Cathedral (Church of Ireland) though most of the present structure was mainly built in 1633 Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The rebuilt Norman nave and chancel arch of St Carthage's Lismore Cathedral (Church of Ireland) though most of the present structure was mainly built in 1633.

 

pulpit and rood screen in St Carthage cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The pulpit and rood screen in St Carthage cathedral, Lismore

 

Columba Chapel Chapel in the north transept of St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The Columba Chapel in the north transept of St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

stained glass window above the altar in the Columba Chapel, St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The stained glass window above the altar in the Columba Chapel, St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore

 

tomb of John MacCragh and his wife Catherine Prendergast (1557) and Donnell MacCragh (1548) in the nave of St Carthage Cathedral Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The tomb of John MacCragh and his wife Catherine Prendergast (1557) and Donnell MacCragh (1548) in the nave of St Carthage Cathedral.

Information about the MacCragh tomb in St Carthage Cathedral Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

 

 

A medieval carved figure in the nave of St Carthage Cathedral, Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland  A cross-slab stone from a medieval tomb in St Carthage Cathedral tombstone Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Left: A medieval carved figure in the nave of St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore.

Right: A tombstone, cross-slab from a medieval tomb in St Carthage Cathedral, Lismore.

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

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St Carthage's Church (Roman Catholic Cathedral), Lismore

The Catholic Cathedral in Lismore built in the 'Itallinate' style. The entrance to St Carthage Church, the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The entrance to St Carthage Church, the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Lismore.

The architect of St Carthage's Roman Catholic Church was Walter Doolin (1850-1902)

 

The St carthage Catholic Cathedral in Lismore is built in the 'Italianate' style Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The Catholic Cathedral in Lismore is built in the 'Italianate' style. ( see the Connelly Street Station in Dublin)

 

Interior view of St Carthage Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Interior view of St Carthage Roman Catholic Cathedral in Lismore.

 

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Other interior views of St Carthage RC Church, looking towards the entrance.

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

 

Examples of stained glass windows in St Carthage's RC Cathedral in the Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Examples of stained glass windows in St Carthage's RC Cathedral in Lismore.

Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

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The St Carthage Hall Art Gallery, Lismore

Lismore Castle Arts presented a solo exhibition by Kaye Donachie entitled Into the Thousand Mirrors Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

In September 2021 Lismore Castle Arts presented a solo exhibition by Kaye Donachie entitled "Into the Thousand Mirrors".

The paintings pay tribute to historical female figures ranging from modernist performers, futurist artists and non-conformist poets.

The paintings recognise the allure of these women and there stimulation of Kaye Donachie in her paintings.

Paintings exhibition of paintings by Kaye Donachie St Carthage Hall Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

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Lismore Castle

The lovely River Blackwater, above which Lismore Castle and Lismore Town lie, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

The lovely River Blackwater, above which Lismore Castle and Lismore Town lie.

Lismore Castle (Irish: Caisleán an Lios Mhóir) is the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire. Located in the town of Lismore in County Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, it belonged to the Earls of Desmond, and subsequently to the Cavendish family from 1753. It was largely re-built in the Gothic style during the mid-nineteenth century for The 6th Duke of Devonshire. (Wikipedia)

Lismore Castle set high above the River Blackwater valley near the Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Lismore Castle set high above the River Blackwater valley, in Lismore.

The imposing Lismore Castle, situated on the site of the old monastery since medieval times, lies on a steep hill overlooking the town and the Blackwater valley. It can trace an eight-hundred-year-old history linking the varied historic relations between England and Ireland. Originally built following the arrival of Henry II's son, Prince John, in the twelfth century, the castle was a bishop's palace up to the sixteenth century. Subsequently owned by Sir Walter Raleigh until his demise, it was sold to Richard Boyle, controversial First Earl of Cork, described by historian R. F. Foster, in his Modern Ireland, as an "epitome of Elizabethan adventurer-colonist in Ireland". In 1627 the castle was the birthplace of the First Earl's most famous son, Robert Boyle (of Boyle's Law), known as the "Father of Modern Chemistry". Boyle was chased off his lands in Ireland during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, following which his sons recovered the family estates after suppression of the rebellion. The castle remained in the possession of the Boyle family until it passed to the English Dukes of Devonshire in 1753 when the daughter of the 4th Earl of Cork, Lady Charlotte Boyle, married the Marquess of Hartington, who later succeeded as, in 1755, The 4th Duke of Devonshire, a future Prime Minister of Great Britain and First Lord of the Treasury. (from Wikipedia).

Much of Lismore Castle has been rebuilt in the Gothic style. Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Much of Lismore Castle has been rebuilt in the Gothic style.

 

Some details of the Gothic style of architecture of Lismore Castle. Town of Lismore, Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Some details of the Gothic style of architecture of Lismore Castle.

 

Examples of famous people associated with Lismore Castle (from the tourist information centre in Lismore), Co. Wateford, Republic of Ireland

Examples of famous people associated with Lismore Castle (from the tourist information centre in Lismore)

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Glencairn Abbey

The church of the Cistercian Nuns at Glencairn Abbey near Lismore.

The church of the Cistercian Nuns at Glencairn Abbey near Lismore, still a thriving community in the 21st century.

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The Arthur Kiely-Ussher Lodge and the Ballysaggartmore Towers

 

The Lodge built by the Kiely-Ussher's, near Lismore. The Ballysaggartmore Towers built by the  Kiely-Ussher's, near Lismore.

Left: The Lodge built by Arthur Kiely-Ussher, near Lismore. It, like the towers below, where built to impress his very demanding wife who wished to live in a large house to impress the 'local society'. The cost of this neo-Gothic architecture was so great, they ran out of money, so that the great house was never built. The lodge and towers stand as a 'folly' in every sense of the word!

Right: The Ballysaggartmore Towers also built by the  Kiely-Ussher's, near Lismore.

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