Lissadell House

Last week we took a trip to Lissadell House in Sligo, this is the family home of Countess Constance Markievicz, formally Constance Gore-Booth and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, both of whom who incredibly active political figures in the early years of the 20th Century. The first time I visited Lissadell was with my Grandmother when I was a little girl, I remember clearly asking the tour guide a million questions and looking at the window where Constance had scrapped her and her sibling’s names on the glass. This family was quite liberal, arty, progressive and political for a family of their status. Yeats was a regular caller to this home, he wrote a poem about the Gore-Booth sisters. There is so much to see at Lissadell, if you do go, I would recommend presuming you are going to be there for a few hours at least if you want to really absorb the various exhibitions, the tour and the history of the family of the house. The location is fantastic, beside the sea and Benbulben mountain. The Gore-Booth family have links to some of the most famous nineteenth and twentieth century Irish historical figures, and events. This year is the one hundredth anniversary of Constance been elected an MP in England, making her the first females elected to a Government position. I have included a link to the House, should you wish to find out more.

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