Lissan House and Demesne is a charitable organisation run by the Lissan House Trust. All profit is reinvested in the preservation and restoration of the house and estate for the benefit and enjoyment of all. There is only one full time paid role and one part-time paid role within the organisation and all other duties are performed by our team of volunteers. Without our wonderful volunteers Lissan would cease to exist for the community.
Tour Guide 17+
Lissan is a charming house situated at the centre of a 267 acre demesne at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone. It's name was derived from the nearby ancient Celtic site of Lois Aine, where the goddess of summer was celebrated. Lissan has come to be known as "this golden place" by generations of the Staples family who lived here for almost 400 years before gifting Lissan to the community in 2006. Our tours are always colourful given the many interesting stories about the eccentric and fantastic Staples family.
Gardening and grounds maintenance 17+
Lissan House has a 267 acre demesne which is maintained by dedicated volunteers. We would love to welcome new and enthusiastic volunteers this summer. This opportunity is for people who have a love of the outdoors and nature and who care about keeping the grounds of this fabulous resource beautiful for our visitors.
You will be a part of the public relations team here at Lissan and will have to opportunity to interact with the visitors. We work with the Cookstown Wildlife Trust to maintain a wildlife meadow and are currently embarking on a project to preserve our walled garden and outbuildings.