Jewel of the north-west reopens at Lissadell House
Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30
AFTER a five-year bitter battle through the courts which has left Sligo County Council facing a massive legal bill of an estimated €5.25m, Lissadell House reopened for business yesterday.
At 2pm, the gates swung open for the first time since 2010, and after an hour around 1,500 curious locals and tourists had already streamed into the grounds of the graceful 19th century Regency-style house.
Inside the entrance to the renovated courtyard, the owners Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy were cheerfully dispensing shots of Jameson whiskey to the adults, and lollipops to the kids.