LISMORE , amarket
See also:town and seat of a
See also:diocese in Co .
See also:Ireland, 43 M . W.S.W. of Waterford by the Waterford and
See also:Mallow branch of the
See also:Southern & Western Railway . Pop . (19o1) 1583 . It is beautifully situated on a steep
See also:eminence rising abruptly from the
See also:Blackwater . At the
See also:verge of the
See also:rock on the western side is the old baronial
See also:castle, erected by
See also:John in 1185, which was the residence of the bishops till the 14th century . It was besieged in 1641 and 1643, and in 1645 it was partly destroyed by
See also:fire . The
See also:present fabric is largely
See also:modern; while the portico was designed by Inigo
See also:Jones . To the east, on the
See also:summit of the height, is the
See also:cathedral of St Carthagh, of various
See also:dates . There are portions probably of the 12th and 13th centuries, but the bulk of the
See also:building is of the 17th century, and considerable additions, including the tower and
See also:spire, were made in the 19th . There are a grammar school, a
See also:free school and a number of charities .
See also:trade is carried on by means of the
See also:river, and the town is the centre of a salmon
See also:district . The
See also:original name of Lismore was Maghsciath . A monastery founded here by St Carthagh in 633 became so celebrated as a seat of learning that it is said no fewer than twenty churches were erected in its vicinity . The bishopric, which is said to have originated with this foundation, was
See also:united to that of Waterford In 1363 . In the 9th and beginning of the loth centuries the townwas repeatedly plundered by the Danes, and in 978 the town and abbey were burned by the men of Ossory .
See also:Henry II., after landing at Waterford, received in Lismore castle the
See also:allegiance of the archbishops and bishops of Ireland . In 1518 the
See also:manor was granted to
See also:Sir Walter Raleigh, from whom it passed to Sir
See also:Richard Boyle, afterwards
See also:earl of
See also:Cork . From the earls of Cork it descended by
See also:marriage to the dukes of Devonshire . It was incorporated as a municipal
See also:borough in the
See also:time of
See also:Charles I., when it also received the
See also:privilege of returning members to parliament, but at the Union in 'Soo it was disfranchised and also ceased to exercise its municipal functions .
ALICE LISLE (c. 1614-1685)
LISSA (Polish Lezno)
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