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Hidden History near Lismore

Historic and beautiful folly built by the evil landlord Kiely Ussher who evicted many of his tenants during the Great Hunger in the 1840s, his wife wanted a home comparable to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Catherine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Historic and beautiful folly built by the evil landlord Kiely Ussher who evicted many of his tenants during the Great Hunger in the 1840s, his wife wanted a home comparable to her sisters home at Strancally Castle but he ran out of money after building the lodges. There was a failed assassination attempt by locals which resulted in deportation to... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It’s a nice short walk through the woods to get to these pretty towers. Definitely a highlight on your itinerary if you’re in the Lismore area.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had heard a lot about this place and it doesn't take long to reach it from Lismore, it's about 3 km. I would advise to do the round trip walk and not just the walk to the towers, turn right from the car park, not left. The incline that faces you is not as difficult as it seems. The... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Well maintained and an absolutely wonderful walking tour. Not too strenuous of a walk, take your time and take in the natural beauty of this area. You'll come across a gate house and the two towers which are pristinely preserved. Definitely a must do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Towers is a nice woodland walk near Lismore in Co .Waterford. The remains of a failed attempt at a castle makes for interesting viewing along the walk. It doesn't take long to walk around so it's worth a visit if your in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful woodland walk a couple of miles outside Lismore. Only about a mile walk up to the towers themselves which are nice to walk around and see, whilst a lovely waterfall is just above the towers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Towers appears to be a well kept secret , prior to our holiday i did not see any reviews on this attraction. Maybe that's good because if there had been crowds my experience would not have been so magical. It really is like something out of film set & unspoilt.

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Northolt, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

So glad I found these towers, it's a bit of a walk but it does have a real magical feel among the trees. I would suggest you take the path to the left as the right side is incredibly steep. There is also historical information about the towers which I found interesting. I spent a fantastic hour or so walking... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

An amazing setting! A beautiful stroll through the woods which lead to an amazing piece of architecture, "The Towers"

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When you arrive at the parking area take the pathway to the left (it is less steep than going right) and after a short walk you will come to the 1st photograph, you go under here and come to the 2nd & 3rd photos. Further on you then come to the 4th photo and the walk ends shortly after this.... More 

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