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Grant of Arms - Lismore Town Commissioners
The arms themselves show : Lismore Castle in gold (the colour of prosperity) against the green (colour of fertility) hills of County Waterford; in the sky above the castle are the book of Lios Mor and the Lios Mor crozier while the salmon (ancient Irish symbol of wisdom) swims in the river Blackwater.
The motto chosen "Is onórach an chathair" (noble is the city) was seen as most appropriate for such an ancient monastic foundation as Lismore. The phrase is from the Life of St Mochuda, patron saint of Lismore.
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