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The Prince of Wales will attend a reception with community groups at Lissan House

The Prince of Wales will tour the House, entering ‘a secret door’ through the library and proceed through to the Dining Room and Kitchen. He will then meet with volunteers along the way.

In the Regency Ballroom, Prince Charles will then attend a Community Reception and meet community groups who use the Estate including allotment holders, volunteer guides of the Trust, local fundraisers community groups from across County Tyrone, as well as a local blacksmith who is in the process of setting up a forge in one of the outbuildings at Lissan House.

Lissan House was the oldest domestic dwelling in Ireland continually inhabited by one family until the death of its last inhabitant, Hazel Radclyffe Dolling (daughter of the 13th Baronet of Lissan, Sir Robert George Alexander Staples), in 2006.

It is now run by a Trust established on the death of Mrs. Radclyffe Dolling to oversee the restoration of the house and its development into accommodation and conference facilities.

The house has recently undergone extensive renovation work externally and is open to the public for tours, events and is a licensed venue for civil partnerships. Further work is planned.

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