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What a way to spend a couple of hours ,or stay for lunch in a Great restaurant in old coach house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H
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Well worth to trouble to visit and enjoy an hour or two and interesting!

I have visited plenty of old houses over the years but Lissadell has a lot to offer. There is one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul S
Wexford, 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 2 days ago

I have visited plenty of old houses over the years but Lissadell has a lot to offer. There is one negative but first the positive. Our guide was very nice and helpful and really explained all you would need to know as we toured the...More

3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lissadell House was the birthplace of Countess Marxievicz of 1916 fame. She was the first woman MP to be elected to Westminster, but did not take her seat. The guide we had was in character. She lived the part! The house is very interesting indeed....More

1  Thank Derry B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Breathtaking the threads of this authentic courageous people living their lives with belief in themselves brings an atmosphere and context to my life in Ireland I didnt have before. Women's place is everywhere. Irish women are fantastic and they are loved by their men!!! What...More

3  Thank Jim57FitzGibbon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spend the money for the guided tour - fact filled, interesting, funny, educational, not the least bit boring. However, it helps tremendously, if you understand Irish English. The house itself has a very interesting history, but it's former occupants make for even better stories. The...More

1  Thank Axel T
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

5  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sligo highlight. So much history, lovely gardens too. I think our guide was Leo, he was excellent. Learned so much about the Yeats family and early feminists. Great museums, so much to look at all day. Tea rooms were fantastic, had quiche and salad and...More

4  Thank johnsmith892018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful house, we first entered the coach house which has been converted into a beautiful tea room. Our tour didnt start for 20 mins so we enjoyed fresh tea n scones with fresh cream. We made our way to the main house...More

3  Thank Edel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Lissadell on a spectacular Sunday morning with my host family; three small kids. We encountered two members of staff who were extremely drunk. One lady fell into my host family’s buggy kissing their small son; she then picked up their five year old...More

3  Thank Antonia181
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed in the house. Very unkempt and dirty. Rubbish left around . Paper. Crisp packets and even rubble left in open view. No attempt to hide. The weeds at the main entrance should have warned us of what was to come. The Windows look...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful house, we enjoyed it very much-and learned a lot about Irish history and the strong women who lived here

2  Thank karenicu8
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25 May 2018|
Response from JOeMcB_13 | Reviewed this property |
Opening times 9-6 and entry fee is €6.
21 February 2018|
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Response from Emer M | Reviewed this property |
I believe Tamars answer is more accurate. Unfortunately I can’t remember exactly how much was charged. You do obtain the tour of the house...don’t expect pristine condition , which for me was part of the charm demonstrating... 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).