Lissan House Trust

Lissan is an enchanting country house set at the heart of a 267 acre demesne and nestling in a prime location in the valley of the Lissan Water. The estate lies just 1.5 miles north of Cookstown at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone.

Lissan has been famous for its idyllic beauty and hospitality for centuries. Thanks to the determination and ingenuity of Hazel Marion Radclyffe Dolling, this is still true today.


House Tours
The story of Lissan House and those who resided here is brought to shimmering life through the work of our famously enthusiastic guiding team. We tell the story of how the Staples family came to set up home here and how their fortunes faired through good times and bad. You will be introduced to key players in a fascinating story which ranges over 400 years and find out about some of the larger than life characters who called this place home.

Afternoon Teas
Lissan has always been famous for its lavish hospitality and this tradition is kept alive in our Dining Room where sumptuous afternoon teas are served. Delectable home-baked cakes, treats and freshly cut sandwiches are served on fine china with linen tablecloths and napkins. All of this is accompanied by a selection of the finest teas and coffees commissioned exclusively for Lissan from S.D. Bell’s of Belfast served in silver.

Estate & Great Outdoors
Developing the woodland and riverside paths and expanding the amenities on the estate is an ongoing task for Lissan House Trust.

In addition to our Lissan calendar of activities we can offer facilities for a wide range of activities; private, corporate, community & charity events.
  • Private Parties
  • Family Celebrations
  • Weddings
  • Garden Parties
  • Picnics
  • Painting Workshops
  • Photography Courses
  • Film Making
  • Afternoon Teas
  • Lectures, Talks & Storytelling Events
  • Fashion Shows
  • Vintage & Craft Fairs
  • Musical Evenings
  • Murder Mystery Evenings
  • Open Air Music Events
  • Orienteering and walking
  • Cross country running


Weddings
Here at Lissan House we appreciate every couple has different expectations and dreams for their special day and our staff will work with you in every way to tailor our service to your wishes, whether it be a Civil Ceremony or Partnership, a Wedding Photoshoot or a Ballroom or Marquee Wedding Reception. Please contact our team to discuss your wishes.



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Museums & Art Galleries

Newry & Mourne Museum
  • 16th century fortified house
  • Galleries tracing the history of Newry and Mourne
  • Family activities
  • Local history research
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • FREE ENTRY. Open seven days a week
  • Free tour every Sunday at 3pm
Museum of Orange Heritage - Belfast
The Museum of Orange Heritage is the operating name of the two Interpretive Centres created as part of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge REACH project (Reaching out through Education and Cultural Heritage).
An DroicheadBELFAST
An Grianan TheatreLETTERKENNY
Ardhowen TheatreENNISKILLEN
Ards Arts CentreNEWTOWNARDS
Aspects Irish Literature FestivalBANGOR
Ballyshannon and District MuseumBALLYSHANNON
Belfast Exposed PhotographyBELFAST
Belleek Pottery Visitor CentreBELLEEK
Belvoir Studio TheatreBELFAST
Camlake CanvasGARRISON
Carrickfergus MuseumCARRICKFERGUS
Cavan County MuseumBALLYJAMESDUFF
Culturlann Mc Adam Ó FiaichBELFAST
Enniskillen Castle MuseumENNISKILLEN
Experience EnniskillenENNISKILLEN
Explore Omagh and The Sperrins RegionOMAGH
Gallery OneCOOKSTOWN
Glencolmcille Folk VillageGLENCOLUMBKILLE
Golden Thread GalleryBELFAST
HILL of THE O'NEILL & RANFURLY HOUSE Arts & Visitor CentreDUNGANNON
IMBOLC International Music FestivalDERRY
Larne Museum & Arts CentreLARNE
Lissan House TrustCOOKSTOWN
Moynalty Steam Threshing FestivalKELLS
Museum of Orange Heritage - LoughgallLOUGHGALL
New Lodge ArtsBELFAST
Newry & Mourne MuseumNEWRY
North Down MuseumBANGOR
Old Courthouse TheatreANTRIM
Strule Arts CentreOMAGH
The Argory - National TrustDUNGANNON
The Braid Arts CentreBALLYMENA
The Bright Umbrella Drama CoBELFAST
The MACBELFAST
Aisling Ghear Theatre CoBELFAST
Allens Bus ToursBELFAST
Alley Theatre Arts & Conference CentreSTRABANE
An Tsean Bheiric TeoDONEGAL
Anam TheatreBELFAST
Ancient East Boyne ToursKELLS
Áras Cholmcille St Columba Heritage CentreDERRY
Ardglass marine heritage
Arigna Mining ExperienceCARRICK-ON-SHANNON
Armagh County MuseumARMAGH
Athlone Castle Visitor CentreATHLONE
Ballyearl Arts & Leisure CentreNEWTOWNABBEY
Bardic TheatreDONAGHMORE
Battle of the Boyne Visitor CentreDROGHEDA
Belfast BargeBELFAST
Belfast Barge - Lagan LegacyBELFAST
Belfast Black Taxi ToursBELFAST
Belfast Book FestivalBELFAST
Belfast Print WorkshopBELFAST
Belfast School Of Performing ArtsBELFAST
Belleek CastleBALLINA
Belvedere House, Garden & ParkMULLINGAR
Bord Gáis Energy TheatreDUBLIN 2
Brassneck Theatre CompanyBELFAST
Breadboy 2020 - BELFAST AUDITION - SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2020BELFAST
Bronte Music ClubRATHFRILAND
Brookhall Historical FarmLISBURN
Burnavon Arts CentreCOOKSTOWN
c21 Theatre CompanyNEWTOWNABBEY
Cahoots NIBELFAST
Carrickfergus CastleCARRICKFERGUS
Checkpoint CharlieDERRY
Clare MuseumENNIS
Cliffs of MoherLISCANNOR
Clifton HouseBELFAST
County Museum DundalkDUNDALK
Courtyard TheatreNEWTOWNABBEY
Craic Theatre & ArtsCOALISLAND
Craigavon Museum ProjectCO. ARMAGH
Crescent Arts CentreBELFAST
Crumlin Road GaolBELFAST
Culturlann DoireDERRY
Dalkey Castle & Heritage CentreDALKEY
Dan Winter'sARMAGH
Derry Blue Badge Guide.comDERRY
Doghouse GalleryCOMBER
Down Arts CentreDOWNPATRICK
Down County MuseumDOWNPATRICK
Down District CouncilDOWNPATRICK
Drogheda Museum MillmountDROGHEDA
Droichead Arts CentreDROGHEDA
Dublin CastleDUBLIN 2
Dublin Writers MuseumDUBLIN 1
Dun Uladh LtdOMAGH
Duncairn Centre for Culture and ArtsBELFAST
E2A Inclusive Theatre GroupBANBRIDGE
Eileen Hickey MuseumBELFAST
Environment & Heritage Service - Nendrum MNEWTOWNARDS
EPIC The Irish Emigration MuseumDUBLIN 1
ExplorisNEWTOWNARDS
F E McWilliam Gallery & StudioBANBRIDGE
Flame The Gasworks Museum Of IrelandCARRICKFERGUS
Folk VillageDONEGAL
Fort DunreeBUNCRANA
Foyle Film FestivalLONDONDERRY
Free Derry ToursDERRY
Gallery 1608BUSHMILLS
Garvagh MuseumCOLERAINE
Gasyard Heritage CentreDERRY
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Guided ToursGLASNEVIN
Glenarm CastleBALLYMENA
Glenview Country HouseBALLINAMORE
Grand Opera HouseBELFAST
Greenan Farm Museums & MazeCO. WICKLOW
GuildhallDERRY
Guinness StorehouseDUBLIN 8
Heritage EngineeringCO.ANTRIM
Hillsborough Castle and GardensHILLSBOROUGH
Inishowen Maritime Museum & PlanetariumDERRY / INISHOWEN
Inver Museum - Collection of St. John Ambulance MemorabiliaLARNE
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn MuseumLISBURN
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn MuseumLISBURN
Irish Military War MuseumCOLLON
Irish Whiskey MuseumDUBLIN 2
Johnstown Castle EstateWEXFORD
Kells Antiques & Arts CentreBALLYMENA
Kenneth Webb FoundationDUBLIN
Kerry County MuseumTRALEE
Kilbeggan DistilleryKILBEGGAN
Knock Shrine MuseumKNOCK
Lagan Boat Company NI LtdBELFAST
Lagan Valley IslandLISBURN
Ledwidge Cottage MuseumCO.MEATH
Lifford Old Courthouse Visitor Centre & BistroLIFFORD
Limerick City MuseumLIMERICK
Linen Hall LibraryBELFAST
LLCrafts - Hand Painted CraftsBALLYMENA
Londonderry Musical SocietyDERRY
Luan GalleryATHLONE
McKenna GalleryOMAGH
Mid-Antrim Museum The BraidBALLYMENA
Milford House MuseumMILFORD VILLAGE
Military Vehicle Club of IrelandALL IRELAND
Millennium Court Arts CentrePORTADOWN
Millennium ForumDERRY
Monaghan County MuseumMONAGHAN
Monreagh Heritage CentreCARRIGANS
Mulhall Portrait ArtistARDGLASS
Museum of Free DerryDERRY
Museum of Orange Heritage - BelfastBELFAST
My Ireland Family HeritageBATTERSTOWN
National Museums NIHOLYWOOD
National Trust TheCOLERAINE
National Trust TheCOOKSTOWN
Nomadic BelfastBELFAST
Northern Ireland AssemblyBELFAST
Northern Ireland Museums CouncilHOLYWOOD
Northern Ireland Tourist BoardBELFAST
Northern Ireland War MemorialBELFAST
Peatlands ParkDUNGANNON
Peter HutchinsonBELFAST
Planetarium of ArmaghARMAGH
Portrush FILM TheatrePORTRUSH
PortstewArt GalleriesPORTSTEWART
Project 24 NIBANGOR
QFT - Queens Film TheatreBELFAST
Regional Cultural CentreLETTERKENNY
Roe Valley ArtsLIMAVADY
Royal Historical ToursBATTERSTOWN
Royal Irish Fusiliers MuseumARMAGH
Seacourt Print Workshop LtdBANGOR
Seaforde Tropical Butterfly HouseDOWNPATRICK
Sean Hollywood Arts CentreNEWRY
Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor CentreNEWTOWNABBEY
Sion StablesSION MILLS
Sole Purpose ProductionsDERRY
Somme Heritage CentreNEWTOWNARDS
SPACEBANGOR
Spires GalleriesOMAGH
Spy Pond Photo SpaceNEWCASTLE
Strand Arts CentreBELFAST
Synergy StudiosNEWCASTLE
Taylor GalleryBELFAST
The Blasket CentreTRALEE
The Braid MuseumBALLYMENA
The Courtyard GalleryBANGOR
The Craft VillageDERRY
The Engine Room GalleryBELFAST
The Glens Of Antrim Historical SocietyBALLYMENA
The GobbinsLARNE
The Human Canvas Tattoo & Art StudioBELFAST
The IndiansDUBLIN 6W
The Inniskillings MuseumENNISKILLEN
The Irish American GardenCO.DONEGAL
The Irish FA Education and Heritage CentreBELFAST
The National Museums & Galleries of Northern IrelandHOLYWOOD
The Old Bushmills Distillery Co LtdBUSHMILLS
The PlayhouseDERRY
The Portico Of ArdsPORTAFERRY
The Royal Theatre & Event CentreCASTLEBAR
The Royal Ulster Rifles MuseumBELFAST
The Saint Patrick CentreDOWNPATRICK
The Siege MuseumDERRY
The Somme Heritage CentreNEWTOWNARDS
The Townhouse GalleryBELFAST
The Ulster MuseumsBELFAST
The Village GalleryBALLYMONEY
The Warehouse - Shop - Gallery - Cafe - BistroDERRY
Theatre At The MillNEWTOWNABBEY
TheatreNIBELFAST
Tinderbox Theatre CoBELFAST
Titanic Dock & Pump-House Cafe and Visitor CentreBELFAST
Titanic Walking TourBELFAST
Tower MuseumDERRY
Ulster American Folk ParkOMAGH
Ulster Architectural Heritage SocietyBELFAST
Ulster Aviation SocietyLISBURN
Ulster Folk & Transport MuseumHOLYWOOD
Ulster HallBELFAST
University of AtypicalBELFAST
Vault Cafe & Art GalleryNEWRY
Visual WasteBELFAST
Void Art GalleryDERRY
Waterfront HallBELFAST
Waterside TheatreDERRY
Whitehead Railway MuseumWHITEHEAD
Wicklows Historic GaolWICKLOW
 
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