4. Thoor Ballylee
This 16th century fortified Norman castle with a cottage attached was acquired by W.B.Yeats and he lived here with his family until 1929. Due to flooding in 2009/2010, the castle is closed, but one can still wander around the grounds by the river and enjoy this tranquil place where W.B.Yeats wrote many of his poems.
Directions – On the N66, 3Km east of Gort