A few kilometres northwest of Drumcliffe, Lissadell House, the lavishly restored ancestral home of the Gore Booth family, whose members Eva and Constance were close friends of W.B. Yeats, was once a must-see attraction. However, a prolonged €6m legal dispute with Sligo County Council over public rights of way has led to its closure to visitors. It has sporadically reopened its doors during the summer season but permanent solution to the impasse was yet to be decided at the time of writing. For the current situation check wwww.lissadellhouse.com.

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