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Lovely to visit.

Enjoyable visit especially where the 'Countess' had scratched her initials on the window with a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Interesting house visit

Very informative. Too wet to explore the gardens. Interesting exhibition area. A lot to see on a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Headford, Ireland
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A surprisingly wonderful tour visit, steeped in history, part home, part estate, part museum. I highly recommend this stop when visiting the Drumcliff area of Ireland. Historical characters and references are so interesting in a spectacular setting...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Ballinful, near Carney/Drumcliff vicinity, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

What a way to spend a couple of hours ,or stay for lunch in a Great restaurant in old coach house , The tour of the house is very good , The way people lived then with great history and building itself is great day...More

7  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

I had pleasant memories of visiting Lissadell House many years ago with my mother and her sister and her husband. That visit enchanted me and I was delighted to have the opportunity to revisit. What a surprise awaited me! Unpleasant prison- like wire guarded the...More

17  Thank AmberIreland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my mother here during the summer, was really impressed with the Voice of Women exhibiton, and the Countess Markievicz exhibiton - they're not just for history buffs, so interesting and well laid out, well done Lissadell. Mother and I were entranced. Had a great...More

3  Thank emmajane225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my inlaws hoping to enjoy the day out and walk through the gardens. I remembered them to be really lovely but that is no longer true. The house tour was satisfactory but we were all disappointed with the poor excuse for the...More

2  Thank Mimi H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Took the kids here for a day out. Lovely gardens and fabulous house to take a tour and learn about the landlords that once lived there. Lovely coffee shop and gift store

2  Thank susan f
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I confess in my ignorance, whilst I knew of Lissadell House and its historical connections with Countess Markievicz and W B Yeats, I thought it had become abandoned and a ruin years ago. So when visiting the Sligo area with my wife and two friends...More

4  Thank Derek A
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We went because of interest in Countess Markevicz, whose childhood home this was, but the history of the whole family was fascinating, as well as the story of the house’s restoration. Several interesting exhibits in the coach house (although my husband complained of the lighting)....More

3  Thank Ajaxtol
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had a lovely lunch before being given a tour of the house by a member of the Cassidy Walsh family who brought the house alive for my mum and me. The house is steeped in history, and restored in a very homely and welcoming...More

3  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Enjoyable visit especially where the 'Countess' had scratched her initials on the window with a diamond ring.

3  Thank XTomredX
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit with the Mount Stewart Volunteers. Fascinating history attached to the house with the many famous occupants and visitors. Very knowledgeable volunteer guide. Amazing collection of artefacts and documents relating to the 1916 Rising and Constance Markiewicz and her family. Lovely tour by...More

3  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very informative. Too wet to explore the gardens. Interesting exhibition area. A lot to see on a good day.

3  Thank IrishA
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The love and care put into this residence by owners Cassidy and Walsh is evident in every cushion and portrait in the house and each article in the very extensive exhibits. What a treat to visit this stunning historic estate perhaps most famously known as...More

5  Thank Laurie K
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25 May 2018|
Response from JOeMcB_13 | Reviewed this property |
Opening times 9-6 and entry fee is €6.
22 February 2018|
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Response from ailbebeirnebeirne | Reviewed this property |
Euro 12 to access house, which can only be visited on a tour. These appear to take place hourly and last for 45 minutes. It is currently used as a family residence so upper floors are private. Most knowledgeable tour guides... More
18 June 2017|
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Response from irishindependent | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the house is not wheelchair friendly because of the fact that it is old. The coach house where the cafe is situated is accessible though some of the museum/exhibition area is not (so far as I recall).