Lissadell House and Gardens, Sligo, Ireland

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Lissadell by Pamela Cassidy

The restored coach house & riding arena at Lissadell

 


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.


Lissadell is a family home. Access to the House, Gardens or any part of the grounds or buildings is by permission only.

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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 is an extraordinary place, and of interest at so many levels. Edward and Constance planned well when they placed the tea rooms so near the entrance, as it must be obvious to even the most casual visitor that sustenance will be needed ahead of any visit here, there is just so much to see. The Tea Rooms serve wholesome country fare – quiches, scones, salads, fruit and vegetables (fresh produce comes from the Kitchen Gardens), and also oysters from their own oyster beds.

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As well as the tables indoors, there are seats for visitors around the courtyard – and the gift shop is well worth visiting, for Lissadell organic fruit and vegetables, their own homemade chutneys and jams, a range of French wines (by bottle or case) and many other quality gifts.

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"..

Vegetables at Lissadell

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The Coach House and Stable Block at Lissadell 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 in the Stable Block for single gentlemen which were utilised when the House was full. The stable block is a large 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 (the red roofed building).

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Coach_House_Quadrangle_by_Pamela_Cassidy
Coach house

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.

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Lissadell Pumpkins