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IPS Excursion to Lissadell House (Ballinfull, Co Sligo)

June 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

LissadellhouseThe Irish Polish Society is organizing a trip to Co Sligo. The main purpose of the trip is to visit Lissadell the beautiful family home of Countess Constance Markievicz.

The proposed date for the trip is

– 16th – 17th July

A special guided tour of the House will be provided for our Society. The tour will take about 45 minutes. The price of the tour is €12 for adults and €6 for children. Included in the price is admission to the Alpine Garden, Victorian Kitchen Garden, also entry to the current Exhibitions. At present there are five self- guided Exhibitions.

Particularly interesting is the 1916 Exhibition. It displays rare documents, copies of historical letters, photographic records, various memorabilia, original manuscripts (among others plans for the Rising written by Countess Markievicz in a Polish notebook!).

The present House was built in the early 1830s. Renowned for its historic atmosphere it contains an interesting collection of objects d’art, painting, furniture, etc. On the walls of dining room are full length murals of members of the Gore-Booth family and staff of the house, painted by Casimir Markievicz, Polish husband of Constance.

Transport:

Lissadell House is about 145 miles from Dublin. We plan to go using our own cars. If you would be prepared to drive your car would you give others a lift? Of course all passengers can share the cost of petrol.

The Itinerary

There are two variants of planned trip.

1) One-day trip (Saturday). Visiting Lissadell on Saturday afternoon and return to Dublin in the evening.

On arrival tea and sandwiches can be provided by the Lissadell House staff. The price is €8.50

2) Two-day trip (Saturday and Sunday). Visiting Lissadell on Saturday afternoon, staying overnight in Co Sligo (B&B / Hotel or Airbnb). After breakfast on Sunday a tour of “Yeats Country”.

The tour may include: Sligo – Drumcliff – Lough Gill – Parke’s Castle – Tobernalt Holly Well. In Drumcliff we will visit the remains of Columcille’s monastic settlement, and the church yard which

is the final resting place of the poet and Nobel Prize winner, W.B.Yeats; his limestone tomb records the immortal words from his poem Under Ben Bulben.

Return to Dublin – Sunday evening.

Cost

Please note that all costs involved are to be covered by yourself. Approximate breakdown of the cost per person:

  • Guided tour of the House: €12 for adults and €6 for children
  • Tea and sandwiches €8.50
  • B&B / Hotel / Airbnb stay from €40
  • Transport – cost of the petrol shared with the driver

Booking

If you would like to participate in the IPS Excursion please book your place by filling out this form (click here) .

Alternatively you can contact Krzysztof on 085 735 95 37

 

Please note. If the proposed dates are inconvenient for our Society’s members we may consider postponing our trip for another weekend.

Lissadell House is open to public until 24 September.

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