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Hazelwood House

Hazelwood House Hazelwood Avenue, Sligo, Ireland
+353 83 843 3328
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Interesting Manor House and grounds

We drove through the Hazelwood Estate and attended a performance of 3 Becket short plays. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beautiful Woodland

This is a superb location for young kids, and older ones too no doubt. The trails are perfect for... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Hazelwood House, an important Palladian mansion, was constructed in 1730 to the designs of Richard Castle, architect of Leinster House, Powerscourt House and Westport House. W.B. Yeats has a strong connection to Hazelwood; it was the inspiration of one of his most famous poems: The Song of Wandering Aengus. MAGNETISM is a major contemporary exhibition, taking over seven rooms of the old Saehan factory, also located on the site, where the extraordinary scale of the space allows for the exhibition of what could be called “extreme objects”; large-scale works that populate the immense rooms of the factory. These dynamic sculptural works have a transformative effect on the former industrial spaces – including the huge videotape ‘pancake’ stores and welder’s workshop – through inflatables, lighting, motors, draping and film projection. One of the world’s top suppliers of magnetic tape, Saehan was one of the biggest manufacturing employers in the West of Ireland. The Sligo plant closed in April 2006 following the dramatic decline in the videotape market.
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18 Apr 2017
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“Interesting Manor House and grounds”
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Hazelwood House Hazelwood Avenue, Sligo, Ireland
+353 83 843 3328
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through the Hazelwood Estate and attended a performance of 3 Becket short plays. It was very interesting to see the Hazelwood Manor House. Hopefully someone will restore it. The plays were done in the industrial complex and they were excellent!

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a superb location for young kids, and older ones too no doubt. The trails are perfect for cycling. Go clockwise and follow the lakes edge, it's nice and flat for little legs. Plenty to see and explore here too, a lovely spot -...More

Thank Bren W
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I was staying in Bundoran for a week in September. I had read an article on the exhibition and read it was due to end in September. On the Monday after visiting Deer Park I decided to drive to Hazelwood House. I arrived at the...More

1  Thank Andy-Cabs
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Historic Hazelwood House is an 18th-century Palladian style country house located in a 70 acre estate in Calry located about 2 miles from Sligo town. The house is noted as the first Palladian house in Ireland designed by Richard Cassels (c.1730), the architect who designed...More

2  Thank Inscribe
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Hazelwood House is definitely worth a visit - a short drive from the town and in its infancy as a public space, it is really interesting to see what the new owners have in mind for its future, which promises to be very bright indeed....More

Thank HeidiDublin
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Expected a tired old wreck of a building that had no future. Just shows how wrong I was. An amazing and delightful exhibition of huge, enormous, massive (and small) art. You'll never see anything like this.

2  Thank Annie W
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Going through the blue door feels a bit like falling down Alices rabbit hole into wonderland. The old Sehan Media/Snia site and Hazelwood House and grounds is being developed into a distillery among other things. The combination of the building and the the exhibition make...More

2  Thank sligobloke
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Magnetism is fantastic! It's a fabulous exhibition and I'll be going back to see it again before its all gone. I particularly loved the 6 enormous wall paintings / friezes of the trees, and the floating glass of water. The building itself is huge and...More

2  Thank Oonaghpm
Reviewed 17 August 2015

What does one do with a disused 1960's industrial site,one could ask?Well this has been answered in a very interesting way with a nod back to some of it's origins and a hint at how the enviroment has been impacted.For those of us who wondered...More

1  Thank John O
Reviewed 9 August 2015

An extremely interesting and thought provoking installation exhibition at Hazelwood House Sligo.Well worth a visit , very friendly and informative staff and good coffee too.Great to see a previously derelict building rejuvenated.

2  Thank HJRW15
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Anne Marie D
13 November 2016|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Magnetism was only on during the Summer of 2015. The site is now being renovated to turn it into a whiskey distillery, historic house tour, art exhibition space and interpretive center. It will reopen to the public during... More