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Red House Inn, Lismore, Co. Waterford

Main Street
Co. Waterford

Tel: +353 (0) 58 54248
Proprietor: Michael O'Leary

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The Red House is a traditional bar with a back lounge. It has a stove and open fire place. It is one of the most distinctive buildings in Lismore dating back past 1825. The Red has a sporting history being involved with the local GAA and soccer teams.

Lismore is a heritage town with historic roots of over a thousand years. Sir Walter Raleigh built Lismore Castle which overlooks the town and the Blackwater famous for its salmon fishing. Robert Boyle, the scientist, was born in Lismore Castle. The Vikings also came to loot Lismore and kept coming back probably for the Carlsberg.

Eamon Dé Valera gave a speech outside the Red using one of the bar tables as his platform. The Red House has a name for where there are no strangers only people that have yet to meet. The mix of people that have visited the Red has brought the local characters in sharing stories with visitors from all over the globe giving the visitor the real Irish pub experience. In its time, the Red House has had its own version of Four Weddings and a Funeral. We have had a stage production by a Waterford play group that brought eighty people in for a local charity. The Red, a real Irish pub.

We have a smoking area at the rear of the bar that is covered with an outside heater. The bar has an upstairs room used for local meetings and family parties up to fifty people. The bar has a pub dart team that plays during the winter months. The bar has a 37" TV which has Sky Sports 1, 2 & 3 plus Setanta Sports and The Racing Channel. The bar has broadband and phone top-up's can also be got on the E-box which provides great entertainment on quite nights. Quiz nights are also held which are done in a fun way for all customers to enjoy. Bar food is available seven days a week up to 9.00pm.

Fun table quiz every second Friday, dart league every other Friday, traditional music every other Saturday. Lismore Festival of Travel writing (Immrama) is on 12th - 14th June. Other events check Lismore Hotel website, Lismore Heritage website, Lismore Mochuda website.

For sale: Antique and Reproduction bar signs, old pictures prints. 

Local Attractions

Lismore is a heritage town with a thousand years of history. The old Court House shows an audio visual film with Neil Tobin as the voice of a monk telling the town's history. There are wonderful old buildings in Lismore e.g. Lismore Castle. The Cathedral is a wonderful building with a very old grave which overlooks into the castle tower. The Catholic church is also a fantastic building. The old railway station is a unique building designed in the eighteenth century mainly to supply the needs of the castle. There are five restaurants, two coffee shops, antique furniture and art galleries in town. Clonmel is forty minute drive as is Cork City. Waterford City is fifty minutes and Dungarvan twenty minutes drive. Check Lismore Mochuda website.

Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Pub Quiz
  • Sport


  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Function Room
  • High Chairs
  • Listed Building
  • Off Licence
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • WiFi


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