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

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Lissadell House and Gardens

Lissadell House and Gardens is a private home that has been open up to the public. The house is... read more

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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 4 weeks ago

Lissadell House and Gardens is a private home that has been open up to the public. The house is interesting from a historical perspective as well as the exhibits. I enjoyed walking down to the gardens and beach. it is quite peaceful and relaxing. Be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JHMTTL
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Like Westport House, Lissadell House is overpriced. The tour of a few rooms in the house was so-so and I didn't find the guide very informative. The cafe is in a huge shed in the stable yard and the tables are covered in that horrible...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank emmajane225
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2017
3  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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank dereka186
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank XTomredX
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Ian C
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25 May 2018|
Response from JOeMcB_13 | Reviewed this property |
Opening times 9-6 and entry fee is €6.
Susan M
21 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
Teresa G
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).