18th Century Irish County Estate 20 Minutes From Galway City
About Finola Cooke
A lawyer by profession, husband John and I fell in love with Lisdonagh House Estate when we chanced upon it prior to the public auction. We were working and living in London at the time and the discovery changed the course of our lives forever. Lisdonagh continues to be a labour of love for us to restore and maintain this unique part of Irish heritage and to share the wonder of this authentic Irish Estate with so many wonderful house guests looking for that extra special unique experience.
Finola Cooke purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1996
Why Finola Cooke chose Headford
Lisdonagh House Estate is an early Georgian Stately Home, one of the finest examples in the West of Ireland. Luxuriously restored, the setting is very much as it was in Eighteen Century Ireland, the landscape beloved of prominent writers and poets. A national treasure to cherish we are delighted that we continue to make the house available for private rental for so many discerning house guests throughout the year. Guests all come back again and again for that special sense of time and place in the hidden gem that is Lisdonagh.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Lisdonagh House boasts an abundance of unique features. A private authentic Irish Country Estate, it offers a picture postcard setting, wonderful Early Georgian architecture, luxuriously restored rooms, private dining upon request and is a great choice for parties or special celebrations.
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A wonderful venue for a large family gathering
Plenty of room for multiple couples in an extended family with spacious living areas and a very large, well equip working kitchen, with an eating area. A superb host who was wonderfully accommodating and helpful with all family needs (including late night medical advice and facilitation for a 90 year old great-grandmother in need of care.).
Beautiful Georgian Manor House on wonderful propery
We were treated to a wonderful stay at the Georgian manor house outside of Galway for our family of 16 for a birthday reunion. The house had ample bedrooms and bathrooms for all of us. The owners were gracious with their time and effort to make us feel comfortable in their home. The only thing missing was an outside deck or porch since we were there during the heat wave. Downstairs bedrooms were cool and comfortable. It was easy to get to Galway or some fun pubs and street music. We had a fabulous catered dinner at the home and other meals were inside or we had a picnic. Connemara area was spectacular...not to be missed. The owners had wonderful suggestions for touring. The house is very much in keeping with the 1800's, but with all new bathrooms and kitchen. We had a fabulous time.
Cozy weekend with friends
Our group of 19 stayed in Finola's house plus one of the adjacent courtyard villas for the weekend to celebrate everybody turning 40. We had a fantastic weekend and this is the perfect venue for a reunion. Finola organized catering for us one of the nights and the food was impeccable. It was such a treat to be cooked for and then retire to the drawing room for the evening where the fire kept us cozy all evening. A really memorable weekend and location. We'll definitely be back!
20 minutes from Galway City, Lisdonagh House is located in Caherlistrane, an area rich in heritage, folklore and music. GPS: 53.491871, -9.0578497