What is Lissadell House famous for?
Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth.
When was Lissadell house built?
The house was built in the 1830’s for Sir Robert Gore-Booth MP by London architect Frances Goodwin. He decided to follow the fashion of large houses at the time which was ‘restrained greek revival’ . Although impassive and forbidding on the outside the house had a more intimate and warm feel inside.
How much did Lissadell house sell for?
Sale in 2004 In 2003, the house was put up for sale by the then owner, Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth (a grand-nephew of the original Josslyn Gore-Booth), for €3 million. The sale was controversial because, as well as being one of Ireland’s finest houses, there are many historical associations with the house.
Who is Constance Cassidy?
Constance is a mother of seven (Eleanor 12, Harry 10, Kate 9, Constance 7, Jane 6, John 5, Edward 2) and a barrister who specialises in licensing law, as did her father, the late Justice John Cassidy. She is the oldest girl in a family of four girls and three boys.
Who owns Lissadell House in Sligo?
Beautiful, one a gazelle. The estate was bought by the Cassidy-Walsh family in 2003 for an undisclosed sum. They initiated a program of restoration of the house.
Who bought Lissadell house?
Who owns Lissadell house in Sligo?
What is the Lissadell estate?
The Lissadell Estate is the home of husband + wife Edward Walsh, Constance Cassidy and our seven children. We welcome visitors, during the season, to the house and grounds.
Lissadell House in Sligo, owned by Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to re-open Sligo’s Lissadell House and Gardens to the public on Friday, five years after it closed due to a legal dispute over rights of way.
What has happened to Lissadell House?
Click here for the text of Anne Robinson’s article. After 70 years of neglect an intensive programme of restoration – without any public funding – has taken place in the House, Gardens, Stable Block and grounds since 2004 and Lissadell is once again a place of beauty.
What’s so special about Lissadell?
Prior to its sale in 2003, Lissadell was the only house in Ireland to retain its original Williams & Gibton furniture which was made especially for the house and designed to harmonise with Goodwin’s architectural vision. Lissadell’s was the first country house in Ireland to have an independent gas supply piped into the property.