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Friends of Lissan Trust

SUMMARY

Name: Friends of Lissan Trust
Location: Lissan, Cookstown
County: Tyrone
Total Cost: £ 1,023,083.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SWARD
Telephone: 028 867 63312

PROJECT SUMMARY

Restoration of Lissan House, a 17th century listed building and demesne located just outside Cookstown. 

BACKGROUND

The Friends of Lissan Trust developed an action plan consisting of 10 projects or actions to result in the 267 acre estate being developed over a 5 to 7 year period at a cost of approximately £5 million.

ACTIVITIES

Funded under Axis 3, through SWARD, the first project within the action plan was to carry out repairs to Lissan House, grounds, and access road and to install interpretative panels, making Lissan House a safe and interesting visitor attraction. Other projects will progress as and when funding becomes available to repair and develop other buildings within the estate.

BENEFITS

This first phase of the overall development plan will enable tours of Lissan House to take place, by visitors, tourists and school parties as well as being used for a range of social functions such as cultural evenings. In addition, the extensive grounds can be explored and enjoyed by visitors.

To create 1 full time and 3 part time jobs.

LESSONS