This small museum is preserved presently in a building, portion of which dates back to early Norman times (1290) and contains one of the largest collections of original Great Famine (1845-1849) memorabilia held in private collection, presently in Ireland.
Many guests, who come to stay at Lisheen Castle, do so in the hope of tracing long lost Irish ancestry. From here they have easy and equal access to all parts of Ireland.
This new Easter Festival will see a nationwide series of non-denominational, pilgrim walks taking place on Ireland’s medieval penitential trails.
One of the many attractions close to Lisheen Castle is Holycross Abbey, a restored Cistercian monastery, situated close to Thurles, in County Tipperary.