children

6/child aged 5 & over
  • A guided tour of the House
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

adults

14/adult
  • A guided tour of the House
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

family, 2 adults, 2 children

36/family
  • A guided tour of the House
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

seniors/students

12/adult
  • A guided tour of the House
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

Grounds & Exhibitions

26/family of 2 adults, 2 children
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

Seniors/Students

8/adult
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

Season Tickets

70/Couples
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks

Season Tickets

30/adult seniors/students
  • Entry to the current exhibitions at Lissadell
  • Admission to the Alpine Garden and Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Woodland walks


Visitor information

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). On weekdays, the last tour of the house is at 4pm. Access to the house is available only with a tour guide. Visitors should not walk on grass lawn surrounding the house; there are deep lightwells by the half basement. Children should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. The Exhibition Galleries in the Coach House, and the Gardens, are self-guided. There is no wheelchair access to the House, or to the upstairs Exhibition Galleries in the Coach House. 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. The Kitchen Garden is under restoration.

What’s included in the entry price for a full ticket

  • 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: 1. The new 1916 Gallery commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising; 2. The Countess Markievicz Gallery,  3. The Yeats Gallery, 4. the Eva Gore-Booth Gallery and 5. the Waterloo Exhibition (Wellington visited Lissadell in 1816, the year after Waterloo) – note that these exhibitions are self guided
  • 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)
  • Woodland walks

To reach the House from the Coach House/Riding Arena visitor reception area, follow the panoramic walk from the Riding Arena, past the Victorian Privy down to the House.  We would be really grateful if you don’t walk on the grass.  You enter the House via the porte cochère, and leave via the underground subway. Visitors need to be reasonably mobile. There is no wheelchair access.

To reach the Alpine Garden, visitors can take the Ice House route from the East side of the House (to the right of the image below, follow the yellow dots), or can take the avenue down towards the sea when exiting the subway;  visitors then have a choice, either the meadow walk (follow the blue dots) to join the woodland walk at the Ice House, or (walking further along the main avenue) the Ha Ha walk (follow the red dots). Visitors need to be reasonably mobile.


House Tour

Our guided tour of the house is 45/50 minutes in length. This time has been selected as the most convenient for all our visitors. As you come towards the house from the panoramic walk, you will see the house as it was designed to be seen by the Architect, Francis Goodwin, from the East (which is the front of the house), rising from the simplicity of the gravel & grass platform, with no clutter around it. You will enter Lissadell through the porte cochere at the side of the house, up the steps and through the main doors. You will walk through the hall(paved with Kilkenny marble), and first visit the Billiard Room, and next the Gallery (from which you can see the view from the Bow Room windows made famous by the poet W. B. Yeats); you will then visit the Ante Room, the Drawing Room (from which you can again see the views through the “Great Windows open to the South” which enchanted the poet) and the Dining Room. These reception rooms are on the ground floor. Next you will proceed downstairs to the Kitchen, Servant’s Hall, pantries, wine cellar, china room, housekeeper’s room, butler’s room, the garden room, the contemporary literature room, the nursery room with children’s toys, and various other staff & work rooms. You will leave through the subway from the sunken courtyard, which leads visitors back up towards the Coach House. For more information on the house click on HOUSE above.

Lissadell is a family home. The guided tour does not take you upstairs to the private family rooms, where seven children (mainly teenagers) & their friends hang out. Every parent knows what teenagers’ bedrooms look like. The children like to have their photographs all around the house (as in any family).

Exhibition Galleries, Gardens, Woodland Walks

Do not forget to visit the Exhibition Galleries inn the Coach House (upstairs); currently showing the new  March of a Nation and 1916 Exhibition commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the Countess Markievicz Exhibition, the Yeats Gallery, the Eva Gore-Booth Exhibition, the Brian Gore-Booth Exhibition and the Waterloo Exhibition.  And of course the walled gardens – the 17th century walled Alpine Garden by the sea shore, and the Victorian Kitchen Garden (under restoration).


The Pet Farm at Lissadell:  €5

 

Allow us to introduce you to Gerry McManus.  A real expert in breeding and husbandry, he has a great love and respect for the animals he works with, and he will share that with you – his enthusiasm for his birds and beasts is contagious. 

The pet farm at Lissadell boasts a host of unique and exotic animals, many of which are not indigenous to Ireland.

You  will not only have a chance to see these fine specimens up close, you will also have a very special opportunity to interact with them. Resident at the pet farm are micro pigs, pygmy goats, lionhead rabbits, a variety of parrots and cockatiels, eight varieties of chickens, peacocks, pheasants, and a gentle pony called Jimmy.

To book a visit to the pet farm, call Angela on 071 91 63150 or 087 629 6928; or email angela@lissadellhouse.com. Pet Farm tickets are also available in the Riding Arena in the Visitor Reception Centre in Lissadell