The Pilgrims Rest Hotel Lismore - Cappoquin - County Waterford

Cappoquin, County Waterford. If you are interested in staying in Cappoquin, County Waterford then there is no better place than the Pilgrims Rest Hotel Ireland. Our beautiful hotel offers you a wonderful location to explore this fantastic and beautiful part of Ireland.

Cappoquin Ireland

Cappoquin is at the top of the tidal waters of the Blackwater and is a renowned angling centre for both the fame and coarse angler. Sea trout, brown trout, salmon, roach, dace, rudd and tench are all species pursued in the very prolific angling waters.

Cappoquin House Ireland

Cappoquin House, in the centre of the town, is an 18th century Georgian mansion built on the site of an old Fitzgerald castle. The house and gardens enjoy magnificent views over the Blackwater, just where this great river bends at an angle of 90 degrees towards Youghal Bay. It was built as one of a series of castles, which commanded the tidal waters of the river, a main artery of trade with England. Upstream, Lismore Castle Ireland can be seen, while downstream is Dromana, site of the great castle of the Earl of Desmond.

The Keane family has lived at Cappoquin House for 200 years and descends from George Keane (O Cathain, agliciized to O'Cahan) who came from Co. Derry. The O'Cahans fought for James II at the battle of the Boyne and after the final defeat of James' forces at Aughrim in Co. Galway, the O'Cahan lands were confiscated by William III. The family was banned from government service, until, that is, George O'Cahan changed his name to Keane, turned Protestant and became a lawyer in the service of the government.

The house was built in 1779, at which time the ashlar front faced out over the town of Cappoquin Ireland. Later rebuilding work changed the focus, when the original entrance became the garden front and the main entrance was established through the courtyard at the back of the house. The fine 18th century interiors were painstakingly reproduced after the house was burnt in1923.

Facing the visitor to the west of the courtyard is a fragment of the old wall of the Fitzgerald castle.
Largely informal, the gardens present, at varying levels, a series of beautiful trees and shrubs. Included in the display is a Chilean embothrium, a purple hazel, drimys winteri and elegantly trained espaliered pears which adorn the natural texture of a stone wall. Pride of place goes to a rhododendron arboreum, which displays a riot of glorious colour when in flower.

There is great use of architectural plants, spectacular camellias, a double herbaceous border and the orange show of the kniphophia caulesceus. There is also the lovely contrast of a wild garden and a formal terrace garden with roses and herbaceous perennials.
So why not book now for a perfect weekend break or a wonderful holiday in this beautiful part of Ireland staying at The Pilgrims Rest Ireland offers you the chance to experience Ireland like you never have before!

Restaurant Meals

Enjoy Quality Roast Meals

superb price at only

€15 Euro per person

Traditional Irish Breakfast only

€10 Euro Per Person

Continental Breakfast Only

€6 Euro Per Person

Pilgrims Rest Hotel Cappoquin