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

This page was added on 07/04/2014.

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