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Lissadell House

| Ballinful, near Carney/Drumcliff vicinity, Sligo, Ireland
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What a gem

We didn't know what to expect but what a wonderful find. The house has been restored to give you... read more

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Historical gem

Visited in late July and took the house tour.The house is very impressive with a beautiful location... 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 on Galway Bay. Step back in time with this stop.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Ballinful, near Carney/Drumcliff vicinity, Sligo, Ireland

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't know what to expect but what a wonderful find. The house has been restored to give you are true reflection of a house of it's era. You can only view the ground and lower floors of the house by guide and it is...More

2  Thank MandeepTwomey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited in late July and took the house tour.The house is very impressive with a beautiful location overlooking the sea. Learned a lot about Countess Markowiecz and her family. Very knowledgable tour guide who packed a lot into the 50 minute tour. The gardens particularly...More

1  Thank malpensa64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lissadell house the family home of the Gore Booths and the birth place of Constance Contess Markiewicz is a must see not just for history buffs but for anyone with an interest in the big houses and their chequered stories. On my visit to Lissadell...More

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many Irish people will know the recent history of Lissadell and the State's shameful abandonment of a project in which it should have been a key player. With this in mind we locals may be more tolerant of its modest shortcomings. It's hard to imagine...More

1  Thank PMurf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic tour of the house but not because the house itself is impressive or well restored. Rather because the story of the Gore-Booth family is fascinating and is told soooo well by Paul the tour guide. He absolutely made this trip, he...More

2  Thank jenmont
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lissadell is a remarkable story and our guide attempted to do an over complex history in less than an hour. Tourists with limited English were lost. I enjoyed it but the whole place seemed badly managed and the cafe was terrible - we all felt...More

3  Thank HelenAthenaTroy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a house full of history, not only of the Gore-Booth family, but also of the Republic of Ireland. It is also architecturally interesting inside, although dull on the outside. There are so many gems to peruse however that the 45 minute tour is...More

2  Thank jlockhart010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Lissadell House on a gloriously sunny day. Estate is huge and in an amazing location. Did he tour of the house and our guide was really knowledgeable and friendly....made it all the more interesting. Lovely to wander about the grounds andtake it all in....More

2  Thank LMC07
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent place to visit , nice tour of part of the house and excellent cntre at the Coach House with museum and Art Gallery. Did not visit much of the grounds as it was raining, free parking , guide round house was...More

3  Thank fozzie555
Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate that everything about Lisadell is privately funded & it's a great pity that government does not contribute, or certainly not enough, to this wonderful part of Irish heritage. The guided tour was given by a friendly and enthusiastic individual but was far too...More

3  Thank Emmajane135
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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).