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Childhood home of Countess Markievicz faces a bright future again as Lissadell reopens after Covid pandemic

The iconic childhood home of Constance and Eva Gore-Booth often visited by Nobel Prize winning poet, W B Yeats has re-opened to the public after a two year closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as Paul Deering reports, Lissadell’s owners remain optimistic regarding plans for its future

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Eddie Walsh beside the panelling from the RMS Britannic.

Eddie Walsh beside the panelling from the RMS Britannic.

Lissadell House

Lissadell House

The Coach House at Lissadell.

The Coach House at Lissadell.

Constance Cassidy in the Tea Rooms at Lissadell.

Constance Cassidy in the Tea Rooms at Lissadell.

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Eddie Walsh beside the panelling from the RMS Britannic.

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It only seems like yesterday that the Lissadell estate was embrolied in one of the longest legal dispute in Ireland’s history which went all the way to the Supreme Court after a mammoth hearing in the High Court.

It was in 2013 when the country’s highest court ruled in favour of Lissadell owners, well known barrister couple, Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy.


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