Lissadell House

Lissadell House, Sligo: Address, Phone Number, Lissadell House Reviews: 4/5

Lissadell House
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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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Sligofamily
County Sligo, Ireland8 contributions
Lissadell on the Sea
Apr. 2021 • Family
There are no words that could possibly do justice to the beauty that is Lissadell on the Sea.

Having stayed in this magnificent cottage, no other holiday rental will ever be able to compare to the feeling of waking up to the sights and smells, and the noises that are unmistakably and lovingly Yeats.

The restoration work that has been carried out on the cottage is second to none. Attention to detail is obviously paramount, while not compromising the integrity that is the original building. For years, I would walk by the sad dilapidated shell that the cottage was, and dream of a day that some lucky soul would bring back it’s former glory.

That day came, and then some.

The owners of Lissadell house have saved one of our beautiful simple architectural treasures, and restored it to be shared with the world for generations to come.

I implore you to treat yourself to a few days in this paradise. Time of year is irrelevant, as the dynamic of the view would be equally as beautiful in sand warming sun, as it would be in a westerly gale. Just go and sit inside the windows upstairs, and marvel at the unspoiled views that are Lissadell. Take a walk on the beach, dip your toes in the Atlantic chill, and fill your pockets with pebbles and whelk shells.

Lissadell on the sea is a place where you can empty your mind of all the worlds hurry and worry without even trying. It’s a meditators Mecca.

Go.

You will not be disappointed.
Written 19 September 2021
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Travel30WAW
Sligo, Ireland28 contributions
Great tour guide, awful run business
Oct. 2019
We went to do the tour, on arrival we were told in 1,5 hours there will be a bus of tourists that get a tour and we can join in. Since it was our only option to get a tour we agreed and planned on having a coffee and a look around the shop while waiting. However, the shop area was freezing cold, it was October and there was no heating. You could visibly see the staff was freezing too.
When the bus arrived with the other tourists we got rushed through the tour as they had only limited time. Thankfully our tour guide was kind enough to stay back with us after the coach holiday makers rushed off again and showed us everything we had to skip in house before. I wish I would remember her name but she was lovely.
Further, the Alpacas that were outside were in awful shape, their feet looked like they hadn't seen a farrier in years. Now Im not sure if they are owned by the family who owns the house or not.
Written 30 September 2020
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cacabee
16 contributions
Excellent tour with a lot of content!
Sep. 2019 • Solo
Had an excellent afternoon at Lissadell House, the tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable and answered any questions that arose. Highly recommend!
Written 28 December 2019
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Steve-in-PV-47
Pleasant Valley, NY82 contributions
Lovely cafe, beautiful grounds and garden, austere home and difficult to understand tour guide
Sep. 2019
My wife and I had a light lunch in the carriage house / cafe. We walked down to the home - a five minute trip - and had a nice view of the bay. There was a connection between the residents of this home, the feminist and suffragette Countess Markowitz and her sister, and the poet Willam Yeats. Unfortunately, our tour guide had a very thick brogue that reduced our comprehension of his narrative to about one word in four. We wandered through the estate's large walled-in vegetable garden on the way out and agreed that the well laid out garden was a work of art.
Written 28 October 2019
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Voyager40389
3 contributions
Visit to lisadell
Sep. 2019
Interesting house lovely gardens. Tour guide helpful. Lovely area weather could have been better especially for the gardens. Thought the price to get in was a bit expendive.
Written 24 October 2019
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Rustydancer
Enniscorthy, Ireland431 contributions
Fine location
Oct. 2019
This is a pared back example of a Georgian house and many were built in Ireland. The history of the family who lived there makes up for it. The setting, backdrop of the surrounding mountains and the sea at your feet are enchanting. The alpine garden and the house there are idyllic.
Written 21 October 2019
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Eimear
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Disappointing tour
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Visited in October 2019 and was initially unimpressed by the miscommunication between reception and the tour guide regarding the tour start time, resulting in a 30 min delay outside the house. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history of the house but spoke too quickly even for native English speakers to understand the content, questions were not welcomed. Interesting history but the tour could do with improvements.
Written 19 October 2019
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IrelandJosephine
Moy, UK15 contributions
Disappointing
Oct. 2019 • Friends
I visited Lissadell with a group of 49 people and was most disappointed with our visit. We had contacted them in advance to explain that we would be late and received a very cool reception from our tour guide. He proceeded with a very rushed guide of the house, not waiting until the entire group had arrived at each room and delivering his information at a rapid pace, showing scant regard for the age profile or the number of tourists from other countries who had difficulty understanding his words. ( We could empathise with them as our group had also great difficulty in following his excessively fast delivery.)Moreover, there were a number of people with mobility problems and no obvious effort was made to address them.
On a brighter note, we found the staff in the restaurant most helpful and welcoming.
Written 5 October 2019
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Pippadude
Pekin, IL574 contributions
Tour guide dressed as a family member
Sep. 2019
The house tour (at a reasonable price) was very interesting as it was led by an excellent tour guide who played the part of a daughter of the historic/colorful family who owned the house. The house was built around 1830, and is now privately owned, and a lot of restoration has been done by the current family. The house is in a rural area of County Sligo. The gardens and Sligo Bay are a bit of a walk from the house and may not be worth the trip on a rainy September day. But the grounds are very nice and would be a wonderful walk on a sunny day. The gift shop had an eclectic range of items including books, pottery, etc. We had lunch at the cafe which was very good - soup, scones, etc.
Written 3 October 2019
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kojo b
Greater Melbourne, Australia74 contributions
Excellent tour of house and gardend
Sep. 2019
Spacious gardens by the sea: woodlands, floral and kitchen. Best of all was the tour of the house, conducted by an actor in costume as one of the 19th century daughters of the house. She brought alive the politics and life of the day.
There are exhibitions in the stables but while they are full of interesting material, they are not presented in an easy to digest fashion.
Written 26 September 2019
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