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“1 Week Stay in June”

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

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Laura B
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“1 Week Stay in June”
Reviewed January 25, 2017 for a stay in June 2015

I was so in love with Lisheen Castle! We were invited to stay for the week as guests for a wedding that took place here. The rooms, the grounds, the cozy dining room where we gathered for breakfast… Perhaps, especially, the sunroom looking over the garden. It has been beautifully restored and I feel lucky to have been a guest here!

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carolyn M
Charleston, South Carolina
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“Lisheen Castle is a beautiful place in the heart of Ireland, set in wonderful gardens with great views.”
Reviewed November 28, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We had a wonderful two week stay here with twelve pals, wandering to all kinds of great sites: Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny, Dublin, Yeats country and more. The Castle is extremely comfortable with lovely rooms for gathering, a large and elegant dining room with delicious local delicacies. Fun times on the roof top, quiet walks in the countryside. And always, a view of the Devil's Bite! We all loved it. And Zane, our host, was always attentive.

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Irishize7...
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews
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“Just an amazing experience!”
Reviewed November 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Beautiful castle in an amazing setting. The scenery is gorgeous! The grounds were perfectly manicured. The castle is beautiful on the inside as well. The restoration is unbelievable considering it was once in rubble. The rooms are plentiful, all with their own titles and most their bathrooms as well. The decor is historic and beautiful but comfortable at the same time. Equipped with modern conveniences such as washer/dryer, restaurant style kitchen and wifi throughout. Zane is a very gracious host, he even took us on the roof. Shhhh:) He was also extremely helpful in guiding us to local restaurants and attractions. I'm so glad we didn't choose the B&B hop thing. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me and my family!

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Marshall...
Asheville, North Carolina
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“A splendid holiday in a storybook setting.”
Reviewed November 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Lisheen is a castle but also a warm and inviting place--a wonderful host and an attentive and solicitous staff to look after you. Great food. And it is a short distance from all of the major attractions in the south of Ireland. We didn't want to drive so Zane Everard put us in touch with a service [Glasheen Coaches] that collected us and drove us everywhere. Bliss. Don't hesitate to book Lisheen and enjoy!

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Liked best: Just staying in a real castle.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Large Group
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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!

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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.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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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!

Traveling group: Large Group
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