The Great Edwardian House Soiree

Posted on 31st Jul 2018


Have you ever wanted to experience what life was like during the era of Downton Abbey? Well wonder no more! On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, Lissan House is host to The Great Edwardian Soiree, join Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples and his wife Lady Ada and their servants and experience what ‘upstairs and downstairs’ life was like!

12:30pm, 2pm and 4:30pm

Why not treat yourself and book Afternoon Tea to fully experience the life of luxury! Please note that Afternoon Tea must be booked with a minimum of one days notice.

Aine’s Lughnasa Feast!

Posted on 25th Jul 2018

Answer the calls of the Warriors and travel through the mists of time when Lissan was home to the ancient Celtic Queen of Summer, Aine! Follow the sounds of the drum and the burning flames and enjoy stories and food as we celebrate Lughnasa!

Wednesday 1st August at 7:30pm

Tickets are £20.00 for adults £15.00 for children.

Suitable for Children 8 years old and above

Wear suitable footwear and clothes.


Tickets cab be purchased via

Teddy’s Big Day Out!

Posted on 17th Jul 2018

On Saturday 21st July, bring your favorite Teddy for a Teddytastic day out!  At ‘Teddy’s Big Day Out!’, meet all our Bears who are looking for a new home, enjoy making a Teddy Cookie, take a lovely Teddy craft home, have fun with our Teddy games and enjoy some Teddy storytelling and go on our Teddy trail, even our Tea Room will be themed for the day!

Times – 12noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Cost- Adults – £2.50 Children – £7.50

Tickets can be purchased on the day or online via the link:-

Lissan House Gig In The Garden 2018

Posted on 4th Jul 2018

Gig in the garden 2018

Lissan House is excited to present new festival Gig in the Garden 2018 in the beautiful grounds of the estate located just 1.5 miles outside Cookstown.

Over 10 acts will play at the two day event this August with Country sensation Nathan Carter and Celtic rock band More Power to your Elbow headlining the event.

Tickets on sale now! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Friday 10th August – More Power To Your Elbow

Saturday 11th August – Nathan Carter

Midsummer Walk

Posted on 21st Jun 2018

Celebrate Mid-Summer with an exhilarating guided walk through the estate leading to the old Lissan churchyard.  This mile long guided walk takes you on a journey of discovery through the history of the Demesne and the Staples family.

Tour Information:

Tickets available on the evening of the tour:

Adults £5.00

Children £2.50

Tickets include light refreshments after the tour.


Thursday 21st June 7:30pm

Strong footwear and coats are advisable!

Bluebell Walks

Posted on 6th May 2018


Posted on 1st Mar 2018

A Staged Reading of


a hilarious farce in one act


Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

When the dashing but devious Lieutenant O Connor falls for the lovely Lauretta, he must gain approval from her  over protective father, Mr Justice Credulous. His various ploys go amiss but fortunately the Justice will prove to be aptly named!

Sheridan was born in Dublin in 1751 and is regarded as one of the foremost Dramatists in English Theatre – His ‘School for Scandal’ considered a  comedy classic. ST PATRICK’S DAY will be given a  staged reading, in the Ballroom at Lissan,  and is a not to be missed opportunity to see this rare comedy gem.

Once again, Centre Stage Theatre Co bring a top professional cast to Lissan, headed by Derek Lord ( remember Derek as the snarling Davy  Sneddon in TAKE THE HIGH ROAD?)  as the Justice with Roma Tomelty as his eccentric wife, Colin Carnegie Directs

Saturday 17th March 2018 at 8pm
Tickets £10.00, with a complementary Irish Coffee
Tickets must be booked in advance, contact Lissan House on 028 8676 3312 or email