Calling the tune in Cork

Though best known for its rock festivals, the picturesque Liss Ard estate in west Cork is now reinventing itself as a decidedly unconventional rural retreat, writes Nadine O’Regan

14th May, 2011

The young music fan couldn’t believe his eyes.

It was midnight and he had entered one of the garden areas at the Liss Ard estate in west Cork, only to discover Lou Reed lying on a stone plinth, gazing up at the sky.

He didn’t know what to say to the singer, so he didn’t say a thing. He and Reed simply shared a moment - a moment the overjoyed music fan would...

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