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Lismore is one of the most picturesque, ancient historic towns in County Waterford, just 30 minutes from Gold Coast Golf Resort in Dungarvan.

Gold Coast Golf Resort is an ideal accommodation to stay in Waterford. Having over a thousand years of history since the year 636 Saint Carthage monastery, Lismore town is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater and beneath the stunning Knockmealdown Mountains.

There is numerous nature walking and cycling trails close to the town, along with the historical castle, monuments and gardens for everyone to explore.

If you are looking for some kayaking holidays, then Lismore provides heaps of adventurous fun on the majestic river with plenty of alluring sceneries to view.

Stay with us at Gold Coast Golf Resort. Lismore town has everything to suit all families, couples, groups and individuals to discover. Local attractions such as St. Carthage’s Cathedral, Ballysaggartmore Towers and Lismore Castle are fantastic to sightsee.

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Lismore Heritage Centre

Lismore Heritage Centre offers visitors and locals a unique insight into Lismore’s rich history with all attractions, just 30 minutes from the hotel.

  • The Boyle Room Exhibition
  • The Lismore Experience
  • The Museum
  • Town Tour
  • Family Fun Pack (Walks of Lismore available at €5.00)
  • Lady Louisa’s Walk
  • The Towers Walk
  • Riverside Walk
  • Lismore Retail Experience
Opening Times:

March - November

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

November - March

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Address: Lismore Heritage Centre, Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0) 58 54975 

E-mail: or 
Website: Discover Lismore

Ballysaggartmore Towers

Stroll through a peaceful path on a magical journey into the beautiful forest woods and be amazed to see a fairy tale setting, the Ballysaggartmore Towers, 30 minutes from Gold Coast Golf Resort.

The Towers, mystical gothic-style buildings are perfect for families, kids, couples and individuals to discover.   

These towers were built in the year 1850 by Arthur Kiely-Ussher for his wife who wanted to live in a larger house. However, Arthur rang out of money to complete the rest of the construction site so, only the bridge, its towers and the gate lodges were completed.

Ample car parking is available on-site.
Link: Discover Ireland 


Saint Carthage's Cathedral

Saint Carthage’s Cathedral is a very well preserved old church located on Church Lane in Lismore, just 30 minutes from our hotel.

This cathedral is a must-see for religious or non-religious visitors and anyone who truly enjoys exploring history in greater depth.

Walk across the ancient cobblestones lined with interesting gravestones and yew trees on both sides.

  • Memorial Stones
  • Lismore Crozier
  • McGrath Tomb
  • Chancel Ceiling
  • Burne Jones Window


Saint Carthage's Cathedral

Saint Carthage’s Catholic Church

Built in the 1880s, Saint Carthage’s Catholic Church is situated at Chapel Place in Lismore, merely 30 minutes from the hotel.

Designed by Walter Doolin, this Catholic Church is considered to be one of the finest examples of Lombardo-Romanesque churches in Ireland.

The Catholic church contains some interesting stained glass of the Celtic Revival, notably a beautiful set of three windows honouring the saints associated with Lismore - Cathaldus, Carthage and Colman.

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle Gardens and Castle Arts

Over seven acres of land within the castle’s 17th-century outer defensive walls, the Lismore Castle Gardens is just 30 minutes from our Gold Coast Golf Resort Hotel.

Wander around this impressive castle and lovely gardens featuring a spectacular display of rhododendrons, azaleas as well as other beautiful trees and shrubs. It’s a fun day out for all families.

Visit the Lismore Castle Arts, a contemporary art gallery presenting temporary exhibitions of national and international artists.

Castle Gardens and Castle Arts Opening Times:

15 March - 13 October

  • Monday to Sunday 10:30 am - 5.30 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)
Castle Gardens Admission Prices:
  • Adult €8.00 | Concessions (OAP, Children, Students) €6.50
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children) €20.00
  • Friends - Annual Ticket €35.00 || Friends – Family Ticket €60.00 (gardens & gallery)

*Please note – Lismore Castle is a private residence. No public access.

*Lismore Castle Arts is not always open due to certain installation of temporary exhibitions. Please call us on +353 (0) 58 54061 or e-mail 

*Limited access to the gardens for wheelchair visitors. Call +353 (0) 58 54061 or e-mail before your visit for further information.

*Free parking is available on the castle driveway except on Sundays.

*Groups tours are available. One-off charge of €50 plus €5 per person. Book in advance.

Address: Lismore Castle, Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0) 58 54061.
E-mail: (Gardens) (Arts)