Lissadell House is a neo-classical Greek revivalist style country house, located in County Sligo, overlooking Drumcliff bay. The house was built between 1830 and 1835.
Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth.
Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising and was the first woman to be elected to Dáil Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour (the first woman minister in a modern Western European democracy).
Constance was also the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, London, where she declined to take her seat.
Eva was a poet of distinction and an active suffragist, clashing with the young Winston Churchill over barmaids’ rights in 1908. Josslyn created at Lissadell one of the premier horticultural estates in Europe.
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