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Inside Lissadell House in Sligo

Lissadell House

The impressive Lissadell House is situated just outside Carney in Lissadell, 20 minutes from Clayton Hotel Sligo. Sitting on a beautiful location in close proximity to the majestic Table Mountain, it is a sheer delight to visit all year round.

Lissadell House is a must see for all visitors, it is the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister and her brother. As one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and one of the first females to be elected to Irish government, Constance Markievicz is a staple part of history and politics in Ireland. The house was built in the 1830s for Sir Robert Gore-Booth by a London based architect. The house is a neo-classical style country house which was inspired by the Greek revival. Although impassive and forbidding looking on the outside the house has a more intimate and warm feel inside, created by incorporating large windows in the design to allow more natural light to fill the interior.

A trip to Lissadell House promises a pleasant experience wandering through the beautifully restored estate. The house is the crucible of Ireland’s historic, literary and garden heritage. On site you will find the Yeats Gallery, the Countess Markievicz Exhibition, Waterloo 200 and guided house tours. For the garden enthusiast the Alpine Garden, created in 1740, still delights; the Victorian Kitchen Garden is home to the Langford potato collection, with over 200 varieties dating from the 1770s.

For the kids, an activity centre including woodland obstacle courses, kite surfing, stand up paddling and more can be found in Lissadell House.

Lissadell House is just a 20 minute drive from Clayton Hotel Sligo. You can also avail of public transport, please ask at reception for more details.

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