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Lismore Castle

Sundial in the summer garden at Lismore Castle

Sundial at Lismore Castle

Close-up of sundial at Lismore Castle

Special thanks to Terry Cunningham for drawing this dial to my attention and for photos

This brass sundial has suffered serious corrosion and no makers name or date is discernible. It is definitely in the style of, and probably dates from, the early 19th century. The finely carved pedestal has fared much better and is still in very good condition.

There's been a castle at Lismore since 1185. In 1589 it was bought by Sir Walter Raleigh who sold it to Richard Boyle, who was to become the first Earl of Cork. In 1753 the Castle and its lands passed to the 4th Duke of Devonshire following his marriage in 1748 to Lady Charlotte Boyle, the only surviving daughter and heiress of the 4th Earl of Cork (1695-1753).

The Castle is still owned by the Devonshire family and is not open to the public.
The gardens are normally open to the public from 17th March to 30th September. Admission rates apply.

Lismore is situated in west County Waterford, 75km from Waterford City on the N72 road.

Lat 52° 8' 25" North    Long 7° 56' 7" West

Irish Grid    X  204,545   098702

If you know the location of a sundial in Ireland (NOT a mass produced DIY Store garden ornament) please email it to me (Click here to email M.J.Harley) - a member of British Sundial Society
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