• 1 Announcement - Castle View Store NOW OPEN
  • 2 Community Planning - Ballyhoura Development
  • 3 Avondhu Local Link Timetable
  • 4 Liscarroll Castle
  • 5 Community Calendar
  • 6 The Donkey Sanctuary
  • Announcement - Castle View Store NOW OPEN

    Great News for Liscarroll with the opening of Castle View Store to go along with our Post Office. Best of luck to Ted and Joan on their new venture. This is a fantastic service to have in our small village so please support.

  • Community Planning - Ballyhoura Development

    The Liscarroll Community Planning has been facilitated by Paul O’Raw & Associates through Ballyhoura Development CLG and supported by the LEADER Rural Development Programme. Liscarroll Community Council has organised and advised the process locally in the community.

    The aim of the process was to support the community to identify local needs and issues at the heart of Liscarroll so that these could be addressed through future actions and forward planning to make sure that these needs can be adequately met. The plan aims to guide the work of local clubs and organisations, as well as state agencies, local authorities and other stakeholders, while also provide a reference point for the community.

    The Community Plan is now available for download at CLICK HERE.

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  • Avondhu Local Link Timetable

    More info by clicking link below. Advance booking recommended. Call 025/51454 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Liscarroll Castle

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    The sieges of Liscarroll and the important battle which took place there on the 3rd September, 1642, have been described more than once, the accounts being based upon contemporary records but telling of less than nothing a structure which must have been erected more than 300 years before. it is hardly to be expected, indeed, that the seventeenth century observers of the conflict would know much about the ancient building but it is remarkable that earlier references are lacking or have not yet come to light.

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  • The Donkey Sanctuary

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About Liscarroll

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.