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Beautifully Restored Elegant Castle in the Centre of Ireland

Zane Everard

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, irish
Bedrooms 9
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english, irish
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Beautifully Restored Elegant Castle in the Centre of Ireland

Bedrooms 9
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights


County Tipperary Castle Rental Photos and Description

9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Library, Dining, Traditional style Kitchen. to see our own website.

We welcome you to enjoy with us a piece of our history; the Castle of Lisheen, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th Century. This historic Irish castle has been lovingly restored by the Everard family, and was opened in the year 2000 as a unique luxury accommodation option for the most discerning of guests. During your stay at Lisheen the entire castle will be exclusive to you and your party making it a unique experience to be remembered. The castle is located centrally in Ireland in the County of Tipperary making it very accessible to many of the magnificent and historic sites of Ireland.

Remaining true to the original vision of the castle, we have researched in detail the architectural and interior design of the historic castle structure. Every piece of furniture, light fitting, window and floor covering has been sourced, selected or specially manufactured for Lisheen Castle. The result is a stunning fusion of the grandeur of times past and the luxury of modern four-star accommodation.

Offering luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests, each room is uniquely decorated in a traditional style to suit this historic castle. The highest quality antique furniture has been coupled with modern conveniences you would expect of such a high-end property. There are six ensuite double rooms, two single rooms and one twin room in the castle.

The castle’s formal reception rooms; the drawing and dining rooms, both feature hand-painted murals on original vaulted Norman ceilings from which hang impressive antique chandeliers.

Both formal and family friendly traditional dining facilities are on offer at Lisheen Castle. The formal dining room seats 16 people in extravagant old world style, while the traditional Irish kitchen offers a cozy informal dining area. A fully equipped professional kitchen is available for your use, or we can organize a catering team on request.

Lisheen Castle is renowned for offering escorted touring vacations, suitable for groups of up to 16 people. Our week long tailored itineraries visit Ireland’s most popular historic, cultural and sporting attractions which have been personally chosen by the Everard family. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Kilkenny Medieval City, The Rock of Cashel and the historic town of Cobh with its award winning Titanic Experience. In the evenings, enjoy traditional Irish Music sessions in local pubs and dining in the very best restaurants Ireland has to offer. For more information, and to view a full itinerary, visit

Lisheen Castle’s location in North Tipperary provides a fantastic base for touring Ireland. As Lisheen Castle overlooks a patchwork quilt of green fields and distant mountains, it is easy to see why Ireland is known in the USA as the Land of Forty Shades of Green! While the castle is located in a scenic rural setting, it is only minutes from some of Ireland main motorways allowing for easy driving for those who chose to hire a car. Dublin Airport is an easy 2-hour drive from Lisheen Castle.

The area also lends itself perfectly to taking advantage of all that Ireland’s great outdoors has to offer, within easy accessibility of Lisheen is an array of sporting and adventure activities such as hillwalking, angling, golfing and horse racing.

For more information on the great selection of visitor attractions available close to Lisheen Castle, and details on our escorted vacations, please visit

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Zane Everard (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, irish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Zane Everard

Lisheen Castle was purchased by my parents in the year 1995. The castle had been a ruin, close to my fathers dairy farm for all of his life. It was a lifelong dream of his to restore the historic castle to its former glory. The project took five years to complete, and really was a labour of love. Lisheen Castle was built in the 1800's and stood for over 100 years before it was burned to the ground during the Irish War of Independence.

It remained in ruin until 1999 when it was purchased by my family and in the realization of a life long dream my father and mother Micheal and Joan Everard began to restore the castle.

Where to begin? The castle had been burnt to the ground, only the stone walls were still standing, surprisingly the stone work to the front of the castle was in reasonably good shape. Good shape that is, when you consider that the building had mature trees growing in its interior! The ambitious and expensive project progressed slowly, working with local builder and craftsman Mick Cleary and using photographs donated by the descendants of the castles original family to guide the restoration.

The interior of the castle offered no such guides, there was no photographs of the interior of the castle in existence and there were very few people alive with memories of the castle in its prime. The restoration of the interior of the castle was researched thoroughly by my mother Joan Everard. She labored tirelessly to ensure that each piece of decor was the perfect choice to compliment the historic nature of the castle while ensuring that the finished project was one of luxury and indulgence to be enjoyed by Lisheen Castles guests for many years to come.

Zane Everard purchased this castle in 1995

Why Zane Everard chose County Tipperary

Below is an extract from an article written by one of our guests who visited Lisheen Castle, the full article is available on if you would like to read more.

Driven By A Dream

How one Irish family traversed 200 years to rebuild Lisheen Castle

By John D. Adams

“By degrees the castles are built.”

- Irish proverb

For generations the hulking ruin of Lisheen Castle loomed a kilometer from the Everard family’s 300-acre dairy land in County Tipperary, Ireland. Everard children have played in the shadows of the ruin, perhaps unaware of their exceptional surroundings. But in the 1960s, a young Michael Everard watched more closely as severe Irish seasons slowly consumed the parapets, stone and mortar back into the peaty earth. While working on the family’s farm, young Everard envisioned saving the castle and restoring it to its former glory. Forty years later, alongside his wife, Joan and son Zane, that dream would come to astonishing fruition.

What makes this castle unique

Lisheen Castle is in a truly enchanting location with stunning views of rolling Irish hills. The Castle shows itself as a majestic stone castle standing sentry on the landscape.

Inside its interiors offer not only luxury but a character that could not be easily emulated. Each room has its own personality which is reflected in the carefully chosen antique or custom made fixtures and fittings.

The formal reception rooms are impressive and offer a real sense of occasion, while the less formal library and kitchen dining areas create a homely feel in which to relax and unwind.

The location of Lisheen is perfect for a touring holiday, allowing you easy access to all of Ireland's top visitor attractions, and escorted vacations are on offer.

While the castle is offered as a self catering vacation rental or fully escorted touring holiday, it is owned and operated by the Everard family, which ensures a traditional Irish welcome to all guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Zane,

I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our week at Lisheen Castle was. The accommodations were superb, and the surroundings just beautiful. You even arranged marvelous weather for us! We were able to spend time together as a family, celebrate and do some touring. My husband, my sister Bridget and I even managed to conquer Devil's Bit (on a previous trip, we had become hopelessly lost). The view from the top is terrific.

So, our thanks to you and the rest of the Everard family.


May 2010
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Beautifully Restored Elegant Castle in the Centre of Ireland
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Beautiful Castle in Heart of Ireland

  • 5 of 5

The castle is a beautifully restored, picturesque property in the heart of Ireland, and Zane was an excellent host. He helped us with area attractions, luggage issues, and making us feel welcome. There are many castles and other attractions within a moderate drive from the castle; no matter how tired you may be from sightseeing, it always feels welcoming to arrive back at the castle, enjoy a nice fire, and open a Guinness!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A beautiful place for our fairytale wedding

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Zane for making our fairytale wedding at Lisheen Castle a reality! We couldn't be more pleased with how smoothly everything was orchestrated. You really went above and beyond assisting us with organising all aspects of the ceremony and our special dinner with your amazing chef, Ursula. The property was beautiful kept with every detail carefully looked after - just a dream come true. The kids loved having the run of the back garden and you even created a few new hurling fans.

The castle exceeded our expectations in every way. While having an old world feel, all of the amenities are modern and well-kept. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable; our son especially loved reading in the turret of the Lord's room.

We can't wait to come back to celebrate an anniversary!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Yes, it's as good as it looks. Don't think twice.

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this, it's because your considering a family vacation in Ireland. Well you need not have any reservations regarding Lisheen Castle. Last July our family of 16 came and stayed here to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. The first view of the castle and it's lawns from the road is breathtaking. The bedrooms are comfortable and beautiful, the kitchen a pleasure to work in. After a long day of touring, we would sit outside the in the garden and have a glass of wine while the kids played soccer in the courtyard. Zane, a great guy, couldn't be more accommodating and down to earth. He offered much advise as to the best sites to see, walks to take, pubs to visit. He referred us to a lovely women named Ursula who came to the castle our first night and prepared a wonderful dinner. There are local livery services who will take you down to town for a night at the pub and bring you back. This was the most magical vacation and I hope we can make it back to Lisheen someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A taste of Ireland and sweet memories

  • 5 of 5

The castle is beautifully restored in a picturesque setting with lovely grounds. we came to Ireland to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday and to celebrate his Irish roots. We were a group of 27--grandparents, adult children and grandchildren down to the age of 4...a difficult challenge for anyone. However, Zane, the proprietor and operator handled the task beautifully. His team of chef, assistant, and housekeeper made the castle warm and welcoming, and even the tour bus driver came to feel like a personal friend.

I cannot imagine any place that would have created a more pleasant environment for us or have left us with happier memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Vancouver, WA

A Memorable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Lisheen Castle was an unforgettable part of our trip to Ireland. It has been restored with the beauty of the past, while providing the comforts of our modern day. Every room has lovely furniture and bedding, and all but one have their own bathroom. There was always enough hot water and although I was warned in advance by others who have stayed in cold European castles, this castle always had a comfortable temperature. Because it is set in the countryside, this castle also provides a quiet atmosphere for a good night’s rest. It was a busy week of driving from place to place, but it was always nice to come back to the castle in the evenings. We started to refer to the castle as “home” while we were out and about discussing whether we were ready to go “home” from our day of touring. Zane was a wonderful host and his son made quick friends with our son when he visited the castle grounds. We highly recommend Lisheen Castle!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

An Amazing Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited the castle for a week with my husband's family to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of his parents. The castle was a perfect blend of art and functionality. It was beautifully restored and very homey. Loved the warm dining room and morning room where we could meet and chat/have coffee etc. The rooms were large and beds were comfortable. The castle accommodated all of our family needs well--from the media room and spacious grounds where the kids could play to the comfortable sitting rooms and patio where the adults could enjoy conversation and wifi. Zane was an amazing host and the catered anniversary dinner was delicious.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Shannon, Cork or Dublin
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Thurles mainline
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Ireland is an island nation and boasts a wonderful, almost unspoilt green landscape, it is a fantastic place to come to enjoy an active vacation. Lisheen Castle’s location lends itself perfectly to taking advantage of all that Ireland’s great outdoors has to offer, within easy access of Lisheen is an array of sporting and adventure activities such as hillwalking, course fishing, golfing and horse racing. Family Friendly attractions such as boat cruises, Fota Island Wildlife Park, horse riding and even a reptile zoos are all on offer!

If you are interested in a touring holiday of Ireland, Lisheen Castle is centrally located and is the perfect base to from which to visit Irelands top visitor attractions. From Lisheen you can easily visit famous tourist attractions such as the UNESCO Geo Park - The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle and Medieval town, Waterford Crystal, Cobh - home of the Titanic Experience and many more. If you would prefer an organized touring holiday, our escorted group tour options could be the perfect vacation for you. Our tours incorporate all of the above visitor attractions and you don't even have to worry about the driving! Please visit for more information.

Lisheen Castles location in a rural setting Lisheen Castle does not adversely affect the fantastic range of restaurants, pubs and dining options that are all attractive options for an evening meal for visitors and locals alike, here are some of our favorites:

Chez Hans Restaurant

The whole style of the Chez Hans is superb and provides an unusual and atmospheric setting in a renovated church for the seriously fine food which people travel great distances to sample.

Café Hans

Chef Jason returned from working in some of London’s finest kitchens and joined his father owner of Chez Hans in the business in 1998. He opened the less formal bistro style Café Hans. Jason brought renewed energy to Café Hans and Chez Hanz, confirming the status of both eateries as one of the leading restaurants in Munster.

Inch House Restaurant

Expect exceptional standards of service and quality at Inch House Restaurant where the Egan family will host you. Inch House restaurant has built an excellent reputation for itself over the past 20 years. Far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life Inch House offers a uniquely luxurious experience, combining cooking with all of the comforts afforded by the 18th century gentry.

Mitchel House Restaurant

Located in Mitchel Street in Thurles, Mitchel House serves modern Irish Cusine in a relaxed environment. Owner Michael O’Dwyer is the third generation to operate a business from this property. Michael has come home to breathe new life into the well-known Thurles landmark.

Great company, great drinks and some fantastic traditional Irish music are on offer in some of Tipperary's finest pubs:

O’Gorman’s “The Monks” Pub Thurles

Pub trading, at ‘The Monks,’ public house, goes back to just after the Great Famine period in Irish History, around 1860, with the basic structure today little changed. Despite the name P.O’Gorman clearly displayed over the door, the pub has become known as ‘The Monks. If you are looking for the ultimate in a real Irish traditional pub experience, then a visit to “The Monks,” is essential at least once in anyone’s lifetime.

De Burca’s Pub, Thurle

This pub is owned by the family of fiddle player Theresa Bourke, of Bru Boru, Spirit of Ireland and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and as you may expect from a pub with such musical ownership, it is a fantastic venue to visit to enjoy some traditional Irish music while on your vacation in Tipperary. Scheduled music sessions are held every second Friday.

Jim of the Mill Pub, Upperchurch

A traditional Irish Shebeen recognizable as a public house only by a string of cars parked outside! A great venue to enjoy some traditional Irish music, with sessions taking place every Thursday night.

Larkin’s Pub

Situated on the banks of Lough Derg and the river Shannon, Larkins pub is an award wining Gastro Pub. Known for great food, drink and “craic” (fun), traditional Irish music sessions are played at Larkin’s every week


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From €6,980 Per week

County Tipperary Castle Rental Rates

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Notes Rate are based on up to 14 persons sharing including children, the maximum occupancy is 16 persons with a proportional charge for group with numbers in excess of 14.
Guests pay 50% booking deposit with remaining 50% payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payments are usually made by wire transfer through your bank and this is the preferred method of payment although we can accept Visa & Mastercard if necessary.
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County Tipperary Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • My Lords Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    My Lady's room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ross Lloyd room - toilet , tub , shower
    Governess Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Thurles room - toilet , shower
    Devils bit room - toilet , shower
    Twin room - toilet , shower
    Vee Room - toilet , shower
    Room 9 -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • My Lords Room - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    My Lady's room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Ross Lloyd room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    The Governess Room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Thurles room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    The Vee Room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    The School Room - 1 double , Sleeps 1
    The Devil's Bit View - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 1
    The Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
  • All Bed are fitted with electric blankets for extra comfort. 8 of 9 bedrooms are full en-suite.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are two kitchens, one is a dining area seating 14 people, the adjoining is a large commercial kitchen with all stainless steel fittings

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