Tranquil historic estate accommodating guests in luxury ideal for groups.
We live at this property together with our three children.
Gerard purchased this Castle in 2004
Why Gerard chose Lismore
The restoration of this property is a labour of love for us. Glenbeg exudes an unique sense of place for our family.
What makes this Castle unique
The peace, tranquillity and privacy offered by the house's natural setting in the Blackwater valley which offers picturesque views of the Blackwater river and the surrounding countryside. The beauty of the house with it's large spacious light filled rooms makes it a comfortable family home, a 400 year old lineage to historical figures such as Conan Doyle.
Children allowed - 2 Kid bds 1 Cot 2 High Chairs 2 Kid bds 1 Cot 2 High Chairs
Parties/events allowed - Parties/Events by prior AgreementParties/Events by prior Agreement
Max guests: 17 (sleeps up to 17 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
An amazing stay
This was our second year in a row renting this property and again it was absolutely flawless. The location and grounds are beautiful and well worth walking around. The house itself is fantastic, the photos do not do it justice. It's well equipped and had everything we needed to cook for a large group. I would 100% recommend renting this property and I hope to be back myself. Thanks!
Treat Yourself. Stay Here.
An opportunity to stay with a group of family and friends at a very special place in Ireland. We had a wonderful time. Just do it.
Thank you Julie so much for your kind words. We are delighted everything worked out so well with your visit.
Beautiful historic house
We really enjoyed our stay in this historic property nestled in a lovely green valley by the river. Gerard is an excellent host and provided incredibly helpful guides for the area and the house and property. All of the recommendations we tried were spot on. He was also extremely responsive to any questions or issues we had during our stay. The kids loved playing on the grounds. Our group of 14 had more than enough space to stay comfortably. Would highly recommend!
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am happy you enjoyed our Guides which we update each year keeping them current.
Hopefully you and your family will visit us again some time.
Peaceful Country Retreat
Beautiful country manor home, set on acres of fam land. We woke to the sights and sounds of the horses grazing in their fields each morning . The grounds are amazing. The home itself is spacious and filled with lovely antiques. The kitchen is AMAZING!!!! Perfect place to stay while spending a month touring the country. So convenient to get to Dublin, Cork, Galway, Ring of Kerry. We felt as though we were in our own castle. I would highly recommend!!
Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your family were a pleasure to have as Guests and we hope you may come back to visit some time in the future.
This place was superb!
First off, Gerard went way above and beyond in dealing with us. There was a large group (11) of us and 4 of us were doing the Ironman. We had a ton of questions before we even arrived, and Gerard was always very quick and friendly with his replies. The house was perfect for us and everyone was very happy with our find. I would love to stay here again sometime when I have more time (and no Ironman to worry about). Thank you again!
Congratulations Tom on the Triathlon and Thanks so much for your kind review. Hopefully you will give the Triathlon another go!
It was literally magical! We were all entranced from the moment we arrived:
The property was perfect for a family gathering of 17, 7 of whom were 10years old and younger.
The exterior of the house is breathtaking, with many surprises, including a courtyard formed by old stone buildings. There was a terrace out front with a picnic table and fire pit, and another patio and picnic table out back. For the children, there was a play yard including a treehouse and swings, and a trampoline.
Someone was there to meet us and show us about this extraordinary historical property,with spectacular views of the surrounding hills, fields and the river.
Inside, in the huge old country kitchen, we were welcomed by several breakfast treats - bread, a coffee ring, sausage biscuits, and a fruit compote, as well as eggs, bacon and sausage in the refrigerator, so we wouldn’t have to shop for anything on the night of our arrival.
There was ample bedroom space for all, as well as bathrooms to accommodate our large group.
The living room and dining room had firewood and starter ready in the grates, and there was a bonus children’s play room.
Although our WiFi was sometimes spotty, the owner, Gerard, went to great lengths to hook us up.
We had a celebratory meal planned.Gerard put us in touch with a caterer well in advance of our trip, and the meal was spectacular.
The house is beautifully, but practically furnished, so we weren’t tiptoeing around.
We enjoyed meals both indoors and outdoors and were blessed with warm and mostly sunny weather.
I had several concerns pulling this family vacation together, and Gerard was more than helpful in providing information about the property, as well as other activities and sites we might like, such as the Lismore Castle Easter Egg Hunt, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
The pictures of the property on line cannot possibly do justice to how special it is.
This was truly the vacation of a lifetime, and we all felt so fortunate to have experienced it.
Thank you Suzanne so much for such kind words, it was a pleasure to have your lovely family stay at Glenbeg . We are delighted that you managed to experience the joy of Glenbeg as spring makes its appearance .
We hope that you will find the time to visit again.
Nestled in it’s own ancient parkland in the Blackwater valley. Glenbeg is close to the historic towns of Lismore and Youghal.
Lismore hosts it's annual international Opera Festival in June of each year.
The world famous Lismore Castle Gardens are open to the public during the summer months as is the Lismore Castle Arts Center.
http://www.lismorecastlearts.ie/ which hosts a number of exhibits during the year.
Glenbeg is a short journey to the port city of cork (35 Miles) with its world famous food market. For the young scientist there is the Cork Observatory with its permanent exhibit devoted to the wonders of the Universe and its summer camp. http://www.bco.ie/
It is 30 miles from Midleton, home to the Jameson Distillery, a wonderful experience for whiskey drinkers. The Farmers Market in Midleton is a must visit on Saturday mornings.
Close by is Fota House with its Wildlife Park http://www.fotawildlife.ie/
and arboretum with rare tree species. http://fotahouse.com/
The beaches of Youghal, Clonea and Ardmore are a short 30 minute drive. Fishing both on the Blackwater and at Sea is easily arranged, as are cooking classes at the culinary schools at Ballymaloe and Dungarvan.
Glenbeg is surrounded by some of Ireland's most fertile land producing the finest of natural and organic produce. Farmers markets are to be found in every town weekly selling local artisan produce. Great meat, fish, eggs and shellfish are readily sourced.
Golfing is a short trip away, with many fine championship courses. Most towns including Lismore boast a local course with moderate fees and easy access.
There are many opportunities to horse ride and pony trek for experienced riders and novices. The Blackwater river can also be explored by canoe and boat trips .
The old Dungarvan Railway line has been reopened as a cycle and walk way.
Bicycles can be rented along the route.
http://www.deisegreenway.com/. We also have some bicycles available for our guests.
Waterford City is a short drive away with its world famous glass :
Given our rich history there are many Antique dealers located close by and we are happy to recommend some to our guests.
Next Door is Ireland's only Cistercian Convent at Glencairn Abbey for those seeking a tranquil visit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eWu4jQ9RoM
For those interested in Celtic Music and dance, every summer the world famous Booley House (thebooleyhouse.com) is performed weekly in the village of Ballyduff 1 mile away.