Lissadell House in Ballinfull

Lissadell House is located in Ballinfull (county of Sligo)

Address: Lissadell, Ballinfull
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Phone: 071 9163150
E-mail: info@lissadellhouse.com

Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore Booth. Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and was the first woman to be elected to Dail Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour (thus becoming the first woman minister in a modern European democracy), and was also the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, London (where she declined to take her seat). Eva was a poet of distinction and an active suffragist, clashing with the young Winston Churchill over barmaids’ rights in 1908. Josslyn created at Lissadell one of the premier horticultural estates in Europe. This horticultural enterprise has now been recreated at Lissadell. Sligo poet W. B. Yeats was friendly with the Gore Booth sisters and stayed at Lissadell in 1893 and 1894.


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