Welcome to CaToCa, Lissadell House
Telephone 086 6173534
Lissadell House and Gardens is situated on the shores of Sligo Bay, 7 km north of Sligo on the N15 Donegal Road along the Wild Atlantic Way and is very clearly signposted from both Sligo and Bundoran. The historic and literary associations of Lissadell and the wild dramatic natural beauty of its setting surrounded by mountains, sea and woodlands makes Lissadell a must visit heritage attraction in the North West.
Follow in the footsteps of W. B. Yeats in wandering through this beautifully restored estate on the shores of the Atlantic. Childhood home of Constance and Eva Gore-Booth, built by Sir Robert Gore-Booth in 1830 and designed by Francis Goodwin the house is now fully restored and open daily for guided tours.
Today the estate has been near fully restored by the current owners Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy with the large courtyard complex now serving as a multipurpose Visitor Centre which houses a new exhibition “The March of a Nation” featuring a series of expertly crafted life size 1916 Rising sets that lets the visitor follow in the rebels footsteps from the GPO to the stone breakers yard in Kilmainham.
Lissadell House is perfect for a family visit and adventure where children will learn about important events of the past, what is was like to be a servant downstairs in a big house and explore the grounds seeing wild deer and sometimes even a seas eagle.
Lissadell House and Gardens is open daily from the 5th March until 1st October 10am – 6pm.