Lissadell Gabrielle, is a beauty, Lissadell in all its glory as a woolly blend.
48% Irish Linen
26% Merino Wool
Weight: 280 g/m2
The Story Behind the Name Lissadell House The house was the childhood home of Irish revolutionary, Constance Gore-Booth, her sister the poet and suffragist, Eva Gore-Booth, and their siblings, Mabel Gore-Booth, Mordaunt Gore-Booth and Josslyn Gore-Booth. It was also the sometime holiday retreat of the world-renowned poet, William Butler Yeats. He made the house famous with the opening lines of his poem: "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz" The light of evening, Lissadell, Great windows open to the south, Two girls in silk kimonos, both Beautiful, one a gazelle. Gabrielle Gabrielle Gore-Booth was an astounding woman. Tragedy meant that when her two older brothers were killed in WW2, and her eldest brother was committed to a mental institution, the Lissadell house and estate was suddenly entrusted to her at the mere age of 26. Her fathers last words to her were, ‘I know you are very tired, Gabrielle, but you must carry on’. The house and lands were stolen from her in a national scandal, but throughout all the scandal, Gabrielle went without to ensure her workers were paid.