The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Ireland’s most beautiful summer music festival presents Opera at Lismore Castle and music in the great houses of the Blackwater Valley. May 20th to June 3rd 2018. The Opera 2018: presenting Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Learn more about the opera, or have a look at the cast and the creative team.

Book your tickets here.

The Recitals Series bring music to the Great Houses of the Blackwater Valley. Enjoy the wonderful gardens, and experience these elegant and historic homes while listening to beautiful music. Book your tickets here.

At this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, there is an outstanding array of dining and hospitality choices, from the beautiful walled gardens of Lismore Castle, to supper and lunch at our newest venue, Dromore Yard. Find all the information here.

Together with our wine supplier, we have selected some great wines with your dinner on one of the evenings of the opera.  See our wine list.

Introduction offers Dromore Yard

We are proud to have Dromore Yard as a new venue for fantastic music and great food. To celebrate this and to welcome you to this romantic place at the Blackwater River, we have created some introductory offers.

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Your Festival at a Glance.
Download your copy of the flyer here.

See the full programme of the festival. Download it here.

Get a taster of what’s on offer.
See our 2018 promo video.

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