Lissadell House was built by Robert Gore Booth in 1836. The house has very strong associations with WB Yeats. He stayed here several times with his brother Jack as a young boy and later was to befriend the Gore Booth sisters Constance and Eva whom he went on to immortalise in verse:
"The light of evening, Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle"