Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre
‘Each ruin, each knoll, carries some tale, some secret tradition unique to that spot’
The Island of Lismore is an emerald gem set at the entrance to Loch Linnhe. Only 50 minutes on the ferry from Oban or 10 minutes on the foot ferry from Port Appin, it is easily accessible to walkers, cyclists and day trippers. The island is rich in historical sites telling the story of the people who have lived here for thousands of years.
From the Oban Ferry, as it approaches Achnacroish, you get your first sight of Tirfuir Castle, the Pictish Broch dominating the approaches from the mainland. Castle Coeffin on the western side has Viking connections and at the south end of the island is Achinduin Castle looking toward the sound of Mull. There are Bronze Age cairns, carved medieval grave slabs, deserted townships, lime kilns and watermills and a Stevenson lighthouse.
Between the two ferries (3 miles from Point and 2½ from Achnacroish,) on the main road, is the Gaelic Heritage Centre; a stunning ecologically friendly building with a restored cottar’s cottage alongside. Inside is an accredited museum packed with information about the island – both past and present; a newly refurbished shop selling unusual and interesting items - all made in Scotland - and our bright and lively community café where you can feast on home baking, light lunches, tea and coffee. Island produce is always used in season.
Further information can be found on our website
www.lismoregaelicheritagecentre. org and on the Community website www.isleoflismore.com.