Lissadell House and Gardens, Sligo, Ireland
Summer: May 2 to October 18, 10.30am - 6pm
Note no wheelchair access to the House or upstairs Galleries in the Coach House
Entry price is €12 per adult and €6 per child
For this our visitor receives a guided tour of the House (which is between 45 and 50 minutes, this time being the most convenient - not too long, not too short - for the majority of our visitors); entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell (Countess Markievicz, Yeats, Waterloo200 - Wellington visited Lissadell in 1816, the year after Waterloo); admission to the Alpine Garden, and admission to the Victorian Kitchen Garden (under restoration; at present it has the Langford heritage potato collection - spuds from the 1770s right down to today's varieties, and including the infamous Famine Lumper, berry bushes, pear and apple trees); and woodland walks.
Visitors should note that tours of the house are on the hour every hour (unless it is very busy, when they run every half hour). If so inclined you can also go biking (Lissadell Adventure Centre at the Forge), which is great fun for children. There is a lot to do and see, so it is sensible to wear comfortable walking shoes. The Alpine Garden is a walk of about 8 - 12 minutes (depending on mobility) from the House, and the House is a 3 - 5 minute walk, down the panoramic walk, from the Coach House visitor reception centre. Visitors should be reasonably mobile. There is no wheelchair access to the house, or to the upstairs Exhibition Galleries in the Coach House complex.
Lissadell is situated 11km north of Sligo Town.
From Sligo, take the N15 north for 5km; then take a left turn after Drumcliff for Carney and points west. The next 6km takes you through the village of Carney, heading west. The entrance to Lissadell is the third on the left after the village of Carney, directly opposite the Anglican Church built by Sir Robert Gore Booth in the 1850s.
Right click on the map below, then click on VIEW IMAGE for an enlarged image
Bus Eireann Services to Maugherow from Sligo Train Station*: 474
This service operates on school days or Saturdays only
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SLIGO (BUS STN)
SLIGO (BUS STN)
R = request stop; SO = operates Saturdays only; SCH = operates school days only
LISSADELL = the Anglican Church at the top of Church Avenue. The Bus does not go down to the Forge, which is the entrance to Lissadell, so that passengers must walk down (5 - 8 mins).
*NOTE that the above schedule is published by Bus Eireann, and may change, so visitors should check before they travel. For further information telephone Bus Eireann Sligo (071) 916 0066
Our visitors have found The Fours Taxis of Sligo reliable: telephone (071) 914 4444
LISSADELL CONTACT INFORMATION
Lissadell, Ballinfull, County Sligo
00353 71 9163150
From Dublin take the N4, M4 to Sligo
Lauras of CARNEY is a pleasant place for visitors to stop for refreshment
Lissadell is a family home.
Access to the house or grounds is by permission only.
Please respect our home. Thank you.
Lissadell is our home, and we welcome you, our visitors, into our home. Like any home in Ireland we have photographs of our children in the house. Lissadell has reopened for a 2015 season because of the persuasion of our children.Without the children there would be no 2015 season, and no visitors
LISSADELL: NEXT TO NATURE
View of Lissadell with the Donegal Mountains in the background - Photo by Steve Rogers