Ballyrafter House Hotel
Proprietor: Mr. Joseph Willoughby
Address: Lismore, Co Waterford.
Phone: +353 (0)58 54002
Fax: +353 (0)58 53050
Ballyrafter House, an unusually attractive country residence, was built in the early 1800's for the Duke Of Devonshire's estate. A major refurbishment has carefully preserved the old world charm and character of Ballyrafter, while ensuring every room has an en-suite/private bathroom and modern conveniences like direct dial telephones. The Irish Tourist Board has given Ballyrafter House a 3 Star Rating.
Besides offering a friendly welcome to those touring Ireland, Ballyrafter is a great favourite with the locals because of its snug pub, excellent restaurant and comfortably large function room for weddings and special occasions
Salmon and Game Fishing is a passion for owner Joe Willoughby. In some recent years, the Blackwater River produced the largest Salmon catch of any Irish river. This is a big fast-flowing river catering for all methods of angling but particularly suited to fly fishing. Most of the better beats are privately owned and Joe arranges the licence, reserves the better beats for his guests and provides a ghillie (if required), Rod room and Drying room with freezer facilities. A fish smokery is within easy reach.