Situated 9 Km. North-west of Buttevant, approximately 51 Km. to Cork City and 53 Km. to Limerick City, Liscarroll lies in an important strategic position for tourism in Munster. Liscarroll nestles in a valley surrounded by hills located in North Cork region. This valley was once part of an ancient lake, which now lies approx. 60ft underground. While drilling for a well at Purdon's in Coolbane, a cave was discovered which led to this vast lake, in time it is hoped to develop this area. Liscarroll’s huge 13th century castle, the third largest of its kind in Ireland, is an imposing landmark. It was built as part of a line of fortified outposts between the Norman held “Golden Vale” to the north and east, and the Irish held “Bogs” to the south and west. Beneath the walls of the castle is the village green, a popular picnic area for the droves of tourists who visit the only donkey sanctuary in the Republic of Ireland. The green has recently been planted with a native tree woodland area and a wild flower meadow. It was at a ford close to the town, that Donal Cam O'Sullivan fought the Battle of Liscarroll, after being attacked by the English garrison aided by the Barry's, as they passed along Knawhill to the west of the village. Once, Liscarroll was considered to be the cross roads of Munster; a military road ran from Cork to Mallow and on to Liscarroll, it then branched off to Kerry through Lismire and on to Limerick through Newcastle-West. With the advent of the new railway line this road division was moved to Mallow and totally by-passed Liscarroll. The area is a treasure trove to the archaeologist and historian, with what is possibly the largest number of historic sites in North Cork, from Fulacht Fiadhs to 19th century manors.