Saturday, November 28, 2009

Beat FM to Broadcast from Lismore House Hotel

Beat FM's exciting competition Runaway Bride is reaching its climax!

In association with Lismore House Hotel Beat listeners have selected two betrothed couples who are dying to get their hands on the prize of a dream wedding reception. Now the ‘bride’ from each couple has to travel as far as she can in just 24 hours with only €50, using only public transport and without any help from friends or family. She who gets the furthest, wins.

The brides' race gets underway at 4.30pm today. The winner will be decided at exactly 24 hours later as Beat FM broadcast live from Lismore House Hotel (Sunday 28th November).

Tune in to hear how the competition progresses on 102-103FM. Better still call by the Hotel to see the broadcast and pop in to the Heritage Centre just across the way where our pre-Christmas sale continues!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Krusty the Klown a Great Success

On Sunday 22nd November, as part of the Heritage Centre's Annual Craft and Gift Sale , entertainer Konor Halpin staged complimentary shows in the Courthouse Theatre.
His efforts were greatly appreciated as an email we received shows:
"Having heard about the Sale in the Craft Shop & Konor Halpin doing a show from a friend who read your advert in the local paper, I am writing to say that it was very enjoyable. Thank you for the great show, my 3-year old daughter Nicole really had a ball, as did the many other children who were present. I think it needs to be mentioned that after the show, Konor took the time to ensure that EVERY child who waited in line for his balloon animals & swords, got one (even though the next arrivals for the new show were already taking their seats). With such patience, Konor made sure that all the children left with a special something.
Thank you for a great experience."
The Heritage Centre thanks everyone who attended the shows and supported the sale. However we are aware that the adverse road and weather conditions prevented many of our loyal customers travelling. It has been decided as a result that the sale will be extended until Monday 30th November.
There are plenty bargains still to be had and with further reductions on many items it's well worth a look!

No Frontiers in Lismore

Pictured are No Frontiers presenter, Kathryn Thomas with Lismore Heritage Centre manager, Mary Houlihan.
The No Frontiers team recently filmed in Lismore as well as Ardmore, Dungarvan and a number of other West Waterford locations.
Look out for it in the upcoming series!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Craft Shop Pre-Christmas Sale Extravaganza!

It's almost time! Lismore Heritage Centre’s Craft & Gift Shop will hold its ever popular pre-Christmas sale 20th-22nd November.

The Craft Shop sale is the perfect solution for everyone who knows it’s time to start the Christmas shopping…but can’t quite face it! With reductions on all items including Nicholas Mosse pottery, the Rachel Allen Kitchen range, Shira jewellery and much much more there’s a gift to be found for everyone. Mix in Christmas decorations and complimentary gift wrapping and we can solve all your festive woes without the stress, the crowds and the traffic.

Konor Halpin will be on hand on Sunday 22nd November to distract and delight the kids with free shows at 3.00 and 4.00pm. With magic tricks, balloon animals and lots of fun and games your little ones will never be so happy to join you on a shopping trip.

For further information please contact 058-54975 or email

Lismore Choir present A Wonderful Selection of Seasonal Music

Lismore Choir will hold their always popular Christmas concerts Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday 14th December.

In the beautiful setting of Lismore Castle's Banquetting Hall the choir will present A Wonderful Selection of Seasonal Music featuring soloists Helen Hasset, soprano, and Stephen Nicholls on the French Horn. The concerts will call on Carmel O'Shea as musical director and Colin Nicholls as accompanist.

Performances start at 8.15pm with a mulled wine and mince pie reception at 7.45pm.

Tickets (€25) are available from choir members or from Lismore Heritage Centre at 058-54975.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Robert Boyle Science Week Lecture A Great Success

The Heritage Centre would like to thank Eoin Gill for presenting his highly informative demonstration on the works of Robert Boyle at the Heritage Centre today.
Local secondary school students from Blackwater Community School and Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal were invited to attend the talk by Waterford Institute of Technology lecturer, Eoin, as part of the nationwide Science Week 2009 programme.
An educational and entertaining time was had by all those in attendance.

Lismore: Views from the Water

Friday, November 6, 2009

Science Week 2009 at Lismore Heritage Centre

Science Week 2009 kicks off this Sunday 8th November and Lismore Heritage Centre is looking forward to playing its part.
The Father of Modern Chemistry Robert Boyle will be remembered in his birthplace as the Heritage Centre is delighted to hold a lecture in his honour. Eoin Gill of Waterford Institute of Technology will host a demonstration for secondary school students on the life of works of Boyle on Tuesday 10th November.
It will be turn of primary school pupils on Thursday 12th November. The Heritage Centre guides will run a Sustainable Energy Ireland Workshop- ably assisted by Guzzler, the world's most energy inefficient puppet!
The Heritage Centre is an accredited Discover Primary Science Centre. We operate an extensive science education programme including the Towers Woodland Trail, the Robert Boyle Science Room or our workshop series.
Places for Science Week events at the Heritage Centre have already been allocated but should you wish to enquire about other aspects of science education at the Centre please do not hesitate to contact Alice on 058-54975 or email

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Big Thanks To Everyone Who Attended Halloween Camp at the Heritage Centre

Last week was Halloween Camp week at the Heritage Centre and this year's camp was a scream!
We had four days packed full of fun, games, arts, crafts and scariness.
We would like to thank all the mums and dads who brought campers along and all the kids who entered fully into the spooky spirit!