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So beautiful!

Many hidden discoveries await you in the woods. Look for Seat of the Talking Stones and Celtic... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2019
Los Angeles, California
The Sky Gardens - get inside Jim Turrell's mind!

Visiting the Sky Garden is by appointment only. It's a weird experience, it frames the sky. It is a... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Many hidden discoveries await you in the woods. Look for Seat of the Talking Stones and Celtic Meeting Place on your way to the lake, and experience the Sky Garden for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: "See what's on the slab" ;)

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank chezjill
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Visiting the Sky Garden is by appointment only. It's a weird experience, it frames the sky. It is a sculpture of light. The real highlight of the gardens is the native woodlands around it though and the always-lovely Lough Abisdealy ... but then I'm a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wessex_Wildlife
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A magical visit for the whole family to James Turrell’d skyspace. The setting is wonderful set in the beautiful wooded landscape. The peace was incredible inside the crater. The sensations and light a day to remember. The Liss Ard Estate were very welcoming

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Wow!! It is an amazing experience to lie on the stone staring into the sky and having it consistently change whilst the silence envelops you..one of my best experiences and as wecwere guests of the hotel we could pop along whenever we wanted..☆☆Note- steps up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We could not believe to find a master piece of famed artist James Turrell out here in rural West Cork. Please treat with respect and don’t ruin it for future generations as it’s not a playground to run up and slide down as this has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PatOCalla
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Do not forget to buy a ticket, linked to a time slot, to visit the Sky Garden. Tickets can be bought at reception. Once your time slot comes up, you can pick up the key at the reception, have about 25 minutes to visit the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Mars_L123
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We came to the area specific to see the gardens, only to find out it was not open. Only on specfic days and they alternate. It is advertised in the tourist guides as being open, but nope. Rang the number on the gate, person other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Was impressed with the beauty and stillness of the estate. It was a high point of our trip and I owe it all to Mags and Aidan. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in allowing us to visit the Sky Garden.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank ErinIdaho
Reviewed January 4, 2018

It is a somber an moving experience to go where so many people died from starvation. It is beautifully cared for. Well done

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank George M
Reviewed October 13, 2017

This was my second time to stay at Liss Ard Country House Hotel, and began with a warm welcome at the reception desk from Mags, along with Manager Aidan and Director Timo. The whole place exudes an ambience and elegance that is so unique. A...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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