Hello everyone! How was your Bank Holiday? This week we want to show you a very spectacular place that you definitely cannot miss! Lissadell House!
Follow in the footsteps of W.B Yeats in wandering through this beautifully restored estate on the shores of the Atlantic. Childhood home of Countess Markievicz, Lissadell is the crucible of Ireland’s historic, literary & garden heritage. In fact, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a plaque commemorating the Gore-Booth sisters Eva and Countess Markievicz at Lissadell in May 2015.
Lissadell house is a wonderful visitor experience for all the family, with woodland, river and seashore walks. The house and gardens have always been a magical and enchanted place. Enjoy the different exhibitions and the best views.
The Countess Markievicz Exhibition was opened in 2007 and includes Countess’s Plans for the 1916 rising, written in a Polish notebook; her Civil War Sketches, her paintings, her political writings and even photographs of the young Constance Gore-Booth.
The Yeats Gallery at Lissadell was opened on 1st of August 2010 by poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, who told a 20,000-strong concert audience that he had studied Yeats as a Small School boy in Montreal and was still inspired by him.
The Alpine Garden was created in 1740 as a pleasure garden attached to first house built by the Gore-Booths in the 1600s. By the 1920s it was an exhibition garden for alpine and herbaceous plants collected and bred by Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth, a noted horticulturist.
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BISTRO BIANCONI – “We are hiring! Pop in and say hello with your CV, part time and full-time positions are available.”
COACH LANE SLIGO – “We are hiring! Want to be part of our family? We are looking for a chef, a kitchen porter and a bartender to keep up with our expansion”.
HARGADONS – “Check out our new range of Irish Whiskey, International Spirits, Local Craft Beers and some Cracking New Wines in the shop!”
CAT AND THE MOON – “Beautiful new work of Annabel Langrish now instore. You can see more of Annabel’s work in our shop window.”
EAGLES FLYING – “Bird Shows start at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m every day lasting for approximately 60 minutes each.”
JMG CRUISE – “Sail direct from Ireland this year. Our 2018 departures are selling very quickly. With three of this years departures nearly sold out don't miss the boat for a hassle free "No-Fly" Cruise holiday.”
YEATS SOCIETY – “As always we will be celebrating Yeats Day in Sligo with poetry, music cake, and more. There will be many wonderful events around Sligo and in the Yeats Building for WB's Birthday. June 16th, 11am-1pm! Suitable for children aged 6-12. Price €10. To be booked in advance with Grainne.”
OSTA CAFÉ AND WINE BAR – “Please vote for Killian in the people’s choice category. He has already won the Ireland/UK heat in this very prestigious competition and deserves our support! S.Pellegrino Young chef 2018!”
COACH HOUSE SLIGO – “All kinds of yummy. Serving food until 8pm”
CAT AND THE MOON – “Something to brighten up the 1st day of May. Beautiful new work by Annabel Langrish. You can see more of Annabel's work in our shop window”
CROSSBAR – “Traditional Irish Sessions every Friday night for the Summer Months. We have some of the best musicians in Ireland playing throughout the weeks. Starting this week with Oisin Mac Diarmuda, Samantha Harvey and Friends. All Musicians and Singers welcome to come along for a night of "Ceol agus Craic!"
HAMILTON GALLERY – “Autumn by Catherine Fanning, acrylic and link on canvas board 20cm x 14cm. Pathway Exhibition, in association with Bealtaine 2018. Gallery opening hours Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm.”
SLIGO PARK HOTEL – “Introducing our new hazelwood restaurant.”
STRANDHILL LODGES AND SUITES – “We are glad to introduce to you our new restaurant in Strandhill. Check out the menu from newly opened Stoked above The Strand Bar.”
ARIGNA MINING EXPERIENCE – “Roscommon lamb festival takes place in May.”
SECRET GARDENS OF SLIGO – “The WB Yeats rose is now commercially available to the public, although being a new rose, numbers are still limited.”
THE LOFT CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT – “Mondays Carvery Specials. Enjoy our delicious Homemade steak burger served in an onion Gravy or beef and mushroom pie”
BEE PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE – “Organic farmer market is available every Friday morning from 9am to 1pm”.
JOHNSTONE COURT SHOPPING CENTRE – “Triple points weekend in boots! Receive Triple Points on your advantage card when you spend 40 euros or more in boots Sligo.”
INISHMURRAY ISLAND TRIPS – “Keith Clarke is the owner and operator of Inishmurray Island Tours and is the captain of the MV Fiona Tee. Groups are our speciality. Whether you are organising a small group of 5 or 6 or a large group of 20 or more, we can cater for your needs.”
LISSADELL CHURCH – “Lissadell Church is delighted to welcome Sharon Shannon to our stage, on Saturday 26th May 2018 at 8pm. Remaining tickets available from, Drumcliffe Tea house, Grange Pharmacy, Veritas Sligo, The Corner Shop Maugherow or calling Heather on 087 1655880.”
ISLAND VIEW RIDING STABLES – “Island View offers a variety of different holiday riding packages ranging from short breaks to a full week's riding. we have a holiday option for everybody: for complete beginners , for very experienced riders or for families and groups of mixed level riders.
GLENCAR WATER – “If you ever passing through Glencar where the water’s pure and still, come and see our gushing mountain spring, sit down and drink your fill”
ARD NUA ACCOMMODATION – “Ard Nua Village for students is the perfect place to stay when studying in Sligo. It is set around some wooded surroundings just minutes from Sligo Institute of Technology and St Angela's College, and offers accommodation in town houses and apartments.”
THE COURTHOUSE – “In the old courthouse of the attractive village of Kinlough, Piero Melis’s little restaurant is a welcoming place and offers good contemporary cooking in the Mediterranean style, with some local influences.”
THE BEACH BAR – “we have a traditional music session every Saturday night at 9,30 and all musicians are welcome to join in.”
LM SCULPTURE CENTRE – “UPCOMING EXHIBITION: DRUMLEASE PRINTING - PAGE TINTING. Printmaking Project, 2018.”
MULLANEY BROS – “The Sligo Collection of clothes is now available instore”