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Thoor Ballylee


William Butler Yeats purchased this C14th Norman tower house in 1917. The Nobel prize-winning poet, playwright, Senator and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre, lived and worked her with his wife George and children Anne and Michael until 1929. Thoor Ballylee inspired what are considered his greatest books of poetry. THE TOWER (1928) and THE WINDING STAIR (1933).
Facilities:
  • Mill walk by the river
  • Guided Tours
  • Award winning exhibitions
  • Audio visual display
  • Performance space
  • Books & souvenirs
  • Traditional cup of tea
  • Toilets & car park
  • Tour bookings by appointment.

Price : Adults €7.00.Senior/Student €5.00. Children under 12 years Free. Groups (minimum 10 persons) €5.00
Timing : June to September 10am-6pm daily. For other times please see website
Contact : 0035391631436

Address : Thoor Ballylee , Gort , H91 D8F2
Getting there : Train or Bus from Galway City to Gort Town. Then taxi to the Toewr. The Tower is situated about 4 miles from the Town.
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Photos

  • Tower spring
  • Tower
  • Tower window 3
  • Leaves are Changing - Tower
  • Spring Tower