Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Waterford County, Ireland. The name Lismore comes from two words — Lis meaning Fort and Mor meaning big. It's meaning is derived from the round hill or great Irish fort to the east of the town. The two chief points of interest in Lismore are St. Carthages Cathedral and Lismore Castle. The Cathedral crowns the summit of a hill and is on all sides surrounded by foliage. The church yard is full of graves — here lie the bones of nobles, soldiers, traders of the high and humble born. The Cathedral is a short walk from Lismore Castle which was built by Prince John of England in 1185.