Lissadell House and Gardens, Sligo, Ireland
- Visitor info
- Countess Markievicz
- Eva Gore Booth
The restored Coach House & Riding Arena at Lissadell
OPEN 21 June to 14 September inclusive, 10.30am - 6pm daily
Tickets: 12 euro for adults & 6 euro for children. For season/weekend/family tickets see below.
Click on DIRECTIONS above for travel information. There is no wheelchair access to the House, or to the upstairs galleries in the Coach House & Riding Arena.
The Coach House & Riding Arena comples is our visitor reception centre at Lissadell, and houses our tea rooms, shop and wonderful Exhibitions. This is where you buy your ticket, and get visitor information about house tours, exhibitions, the gardens and woodland walks. Note that guided House tours take place on the hour, every hour from 11am to 5pm, that is at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Subject to numbers there may be extra tours on the half hour - check in the shop when you buy your ticket.
Lissadell House & Gardens is a country estate, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
The current Exhibitions are the CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ Exhibition in the Coach House (upstairs gallery), the YEATS Exhibition in the Riding Arena (upstairs gallery), and the WORLD WAR I CENTENARY Exhibition in the Riding Arena (upstairs, on in the Balcony Gallery - please do not lean on the balcony). There is no wheelchair access to the upper galleries. Note the Michael Collins display on your way up the stairs to the Constance Markievicz Exhibition.
- DAY TICKET: 10.30 am to 6pm
- SEASON TICKET (10 weeks - July + August + 01 to 14 September):
Adult: € 50
Child: € 25
Family €140 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
- WEEKEND TICKET (Friday + Saturday + Sunday)
FAMILY €50 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
The season ends on Sunday 14th September
Your ticket covers the following:
- A guided tour of LISSADELL HOUSE
- Admission to the ALPINE GARDEN
- Admission to the VICTORIAN KITCHEN GARDEN (RESTORATION WORK IN PROGRESS)
- ADMISSION to the COUNTESS MARKIEVICZ EXHIBITION (Coach house)
- ADMISSION to the YEATS EXHIBITION opened by Leonard cohen in august 2010 (RIDING ARENA)
- ADMISSION TO THE WORLD WAR I CENTENARY exhibition, featuring drawings from the sketch book of a Canadian soldier (RIDING ARENA)
Tickets must be bought from the shop first. There is no wheelchair access to the house, or upper galleries.
The Stable Block, Coach House and Riding Arena complex is one of the largest in Ireland. It is built, like the main house, of local limestone. The poet W.B. Yeats occasionally slept here on his visits to Lissadell, in the guest apartments maintained in the Stable Block for single gentlemen, when the main House was full. The buildings comprise a large limestone complex surrounding a quadrangle, containing coach houses, stables, tack rooms, grain storage lofts and rooms for stable hands, footmen and house guest bachelors; and a large Riding Arena for exercising horses during inclement weather. It was restored between 2003 and 2008.
WELCOME TO LISSADELL
THE LISSADELL TEA ROOMS
"Since the sale of Lissadell in 2003, the stated aim of new owners Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy was the restoration of this national treasure as a family home open to visitors, and the regeneration of the flower and pleasure gardens.
Already they have reversed the decline and neglect of the previous seventy years and opened both the house and gardens to the public.
It’s a wonderful place – if you have to choose just one visitor attraction in Ireland to visit, make it Lissadell. And allow plenty of time"..
Lissadell is a family home. Access to the House, Gardens or any part of the grounds or buildings is by permission only. Please respect our home.
YEATS COUNTRY ANTIQUES
on display in the Riding Arena
For information about any item or items of Yeats Country Antiques furniture on display in the Riding Arena, please contact Mervyn Blanc direct at:
Yeats Country Antiques, Benbulben Centre
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Yeats Country Antiques,
67/68 Francis Street
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Coach House and Stable Block has been restored and includes Tea Rooms, an area for craft work and two long Galleries for exhibitions. Click on the Exhibitions page above for information about current Exhibitions at Lissadell. The Riding Arena has been re-roofed and is now a magnificent visitor centre, garden emporium and store. Lecture rooms are under construction for forthcoming student programmes for writers and artists in residence at Lissadell.