The U3A went for our first outing to Lissan House on Tuesday, 1st October.
Armagh and District U3A set out on our first cultural visit to Lissan House in Cookstown at the beginning of October. Thirty eight members enjoyed a very interesting tour of the house which has been in the Staples family for over 400 years. Our guide brought the family history alive through the unique exhibits and stories of the family characters who have shaped it over the years. It was a great joy to see how the Lissan House Trust is progressing in restoring and revitalising the estate to its original glory. The Trust was established by the late Mrs Hazel Radcliffe Dolling, the last remaining member of the Staples family. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when it reached the national final of the BBC Restoration programme.
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