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The Southeast Travel Guide


Lismore is one of Ireland's grandest places to get lost in. Popular with both anglers and romantics, the enchanting little town is built on the banks of the Blackwater, a river famous for its trout and salmon. From the 7th to the 12th century it was an important monastic center, founded by St. Carthac (or Carthage), and it had one of the most renowned universities of its time. The village

has two cathedrals: a soaring Roman Catholic one from the late 19th century and the Church of Ireland's St. Carthage's, which dates from 1633 and incorporates fragments of an earlier church.

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