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Address: Lismore, Ireland
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Wonderful stroll with some very nice scenery

Went here for a walk at lunchtime on a wonderful sunny day in October. (Sunny in Ireland in October... Can you imagine that?!). Very peaceful. Wonderful variety of old trees and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Went here for a walk at lunchtime on a wonderful sunny day in October. (Sunny in Ireland in October... Can you imagine that?!). Very peaceful. Wonderful variety of old trees and shrubbery line either side of the trail. Great short walk to unwind and see nature alongside the very well preserved towers. Benches to sit down and take in the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The story goes that an Irish landlord Arthur Keily-Ussher started building a large castle, starting with these towers as the entrance in 1834. He wanted to show up his brother who had a large castle somewhere else. But, he was known for treating his workers badly, and when the Great Famine started, the workers stopped working and the castle was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A monument to greed with nature slowly reclaiming it. From the car park, the path to the left, marked "Towers" is longer and with a more gradual incline and follows a lovely stream. The path on the right marked (I think) "Grand Lodges" is more steep. A path through the woods unites the two structures and must be beautiful in... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a beautiful gem in the Irish countryside right near the historic village of Lismore. Guide book said 'easy half hour walk'- we spent over an hour wandering the trail from the Lodge Gates to the Tower Bridge - emerald green foliage in abundance, together with views through moss covered tree trucks. Peace and quiet even on a Sunday with... More 

Thank Klew99
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Catherine R
Gladstone, Australia
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240 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 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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246 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Bazerelli
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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!

Thank John A
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4 reviews
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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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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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