LISMORE

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Track Biography:

The West Waterford Hunt was formed in 1915 from the amalgamation of the Coshmore and Cois Bride hunts. The first Lismore Point to Point was held in 1912  under the Coshmore Hunt and since 1923 the event has been held in the grounds of Lismore Castle estate .

The course  lies to the west of the Castle with a backdrop of typical West Waterford country and the Knockmealdown Mountains rising in the distance.

The point to point has a large dedicated committee of volunteers who throw their full energy into making the day a success.

The course is anticlockwise away from the Lismore towards Tallow with a long straight in front of the main spectator areas leading to a shorter straight rising to a hill on the far side of the course then bending back downhill to a finish once again in front of the main spectator area.

For those with the time and a desire to enjoy the scenery of West Waterford before crossing the Blackwater River Bridge at Youghal take the left turn on the Cork side of the bridge and follow the Blackwater River in a general northerly direction through Knockanore and then follow the signs for Lismore.

The ground is generally in a firm condition even after prolonged periods of rain due to the drainage through the limestone bed rock .

How To Get There

From Waterford
Take the N25 until it meets the N72 two miles before Dungarvan. Follow the N72 through Cappoquin to Lismore and follow signs for parking.

From Cork
You have the option of  taking the N25 to Dungarvan and then joining the N72 or taking the M8 exiting at Watergrasshill, and turning for Conna just before Rathcormack . Then  take the Conna Tallow(R626) road and thence on to Lismore.

From North Cork
Leave the M8 at Fermoy and take the N72 East to Lismore via Tallow.

By air
Cork airport is 1 hr 15 minutes from Lismore