Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, Gort

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  • August 14, 2017
    Amazing visit to Yeats' tower. Sitting on the bridge, gazing up at the tower and the thatched roof were wonderful experiences. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful spot where the poet li...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Tucked into a fold in the lush green countryside with a peaty river running by, this tower was bought by W.B Yeats where he lived for a while with his wife and family and wrote from there. The informa...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Yeats made this old Norman tower surprisingly homey while not eliminating certain required castle features such as the spiral stairs. Tea comes with admission so sit by the cozy peat fire and indulge ...  more »
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  • May 1, 2017
    It wasn't open for the season when we got there but it was wonderful to see. Beautiful walk through the woods next to the stream - idyllic.
  • September 7, 2016
    Really pleased to see this place open to the public. Excellent displays. Minimally dressed. Admission includes hot drinks and log fire which is most welcome. Highly recommend this visit. Part of a literary heritage trail if you want to make a day of it.
  • August 10, 2016
    Ooo, what a surprise magical experience here. I was here for a drama concert themed on the story of Yeats' Women. The visitor's area is large and informative and great for a concert. Terrific warm acoustics. The tower worth exploring, especially the seance room. The grounds area, though small is very postcard picturesque. Lovely river and bridge. This is a must visit if in the area.
  • March 14, 2016
    It doesn't seem to be open at the moment and the area around the tower is a little rough in the aftermath of the recent flooding in the area. But it's still a beautifully peaceful area to wander about.

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