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9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Thurles, County Tipperary

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kerwan201...
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Stayed in late September 2016 with group of friends. We found the castle to be in a perfect location for daily outings. The castle itself was exactly what the website said it would be. Rooms were spacious and the grounds were beautiful. We are all looking to return!

Date of stay: September 2016
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stein525
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Storybook Wedding In A Castle”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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My daughter and then-fiancé decided to marry in a castle. An Irish friend helped her find the castle. The entire castle was rented for a week and the wedding took place at the beginning of that week. There were nearly 20 people in the group.

The setting was beautiful, the castle is well maintained and provided everything we needed to take care of a group of people ranging in age from mid-70s to 3 years old. Lots of extras such as videos for the kids, Irish music and a CD player, and there was even a suit of armor!

Since we rented the entire castle, no services were provided, but the kitchen had everything we need to feed this group.By any definition I can think of, the kitchen was well stocked. The library was a nice place to gather and talk as was the informal dining area just outside the kitchen. The wedding dinner was served in the formal dining room which was large enough to accommodate the entire party. The castle is two floors with the sleeping areas on the upper floor and there are no elevators. Rooms were spacious and comfortable with a bathroom in each.

One thing to keep in mind is that the roads are extraordinarily narrow around the castle. For us North Americans, driving on the left side of the road is always a challenge. It's not hard to understand why Ireland is populated with lots of very small cars. The castle is a bit of a challenge to find. One in the party had a GPS and we all followed him from the airport to the castle.

I would have no hesitation in either recommending Lisheen Castle to friends or staying there again.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Judy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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“What a wonderful week we had at Lisheen Castle!”
Reviewed September 30, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Set out in the countryside, Lisheen Castle is the perfect base for touring the south of Ireland. Our group of 10 set off each day after a full Irish breakfast--delicious and very filling, prepared by and served by Chef Ursula and her assistant Robyn--to tour sites arranged by Zane Everard, our host-owner of the castle. Along the way if we had questions or wanted to stop and see something our driver was willing to pull over and give us information about the area. Our guides George and Joe were informative and entertaining. Our package included use of the castle, breakfast and dinner each day, transportation for tours every day, all entry fees, a night's visit to a local pub, a gourmet dinner at a local restaurant along with all the amenities at the Castle itself (Wi-Fi, wine with dinner, etc).
We were given a choice of a busy schedule or a relaxed one. We choose to be busy but could opt out of a day's trip if desired. Unfortunately some of us had a 24 hour virus; both Ursula and Zane were so kind as to fetch some meds and check up on us to be sure we were recovering nicely. And we who had stayed behind that day got to go to the rooftop to survey the countryside from on high--spectacular!
The Castle itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable. We gathered each evening for drinks in the study before going into the formal dining room for a sumptuous meal. (Each morning each of us chose from 2 starters, 2 entrees and 2 desserts for our dinner; usually each couple chose one item while the other chose the 2nd item on the menu so we could share. Every meal was superb!)
If you have the chance to go to Ireland, go to Lisheen Castle--you won't regret it. The food, the hospitality, the sights are fantastic. Many thanks to Zane and his family for restoring and preserving this wonderful home as well as many thanks to his staff--Ursula, Robyn, Joe, George, Paddy, Tom and John!

Date of stay: September 2015
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FAA1996
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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“Great Vacation; Great Value!”
Reviewed August 11, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We just spent a week at Lisheen Castle and had a great time. We have rented properties around the world and found this to be one of the best values we've encountered for a large group.
We had area get for a stay which included breakfast, dinners, and sightseeing.
The setting was very nice, all of us were very comfortable in the property. Beautiful grounds, drawing room, and dining room.
We also enjoyed the sightseeing that was arranged for us and felt comfortable being able to change the itinerary to best suit us.
The food was plentiful and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Would defientley recommend a visit to Lisheen Castle, as mentioned ebfore, we youth it was a great value.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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PatnPen
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
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13 reviews
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“Lady of the Castle....Lisheen Castle, Thurles, Ireland”
Reviewed June 15, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

What a wonderful place to celebrate our 39th anniversary with our two daughters, Hannah and her Keith, Catherine and 3 friends, Rebecca, Melissa, and Juanita, Totsy and Ken, Pat's sister and her husband and two wonderful friends, Jan and Gus...thanks Gus for playing three wonderful days of golf with Pat...
Everything you could possibly need for cooking is there, washer and dryer, so you can keep clothes to a minimum (right ), computer for business or pleasure, the Castle does have wi-fi, but walls are so,thick it can only be used in the library, hall sitting room and sometimes outside at the table, enjoying a pint or glass of wine. We would love to stay here again for another golfing vacation...A BIG thanks to Zane for putting up with all my questions.....The O'Gauthier Clan (Pat n Penny)

Date of stay: May 2012
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Traveling group: Friends
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Sharon, Masschusetts, USA
Reviewed March 12, 2010 for a stay in November 2009

Date of stay: November 2009
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Traveling group: Family with young children
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Meath, Ireland
Reviewed March 9, 2010 for a stay in July 2009

Date of stay: July 2009
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