Coole Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Coole Park information

Location
Gort & Around , Ireland
Address
off N18
More information
www.coolepark.ie
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Wed-Sun Apr & Sep, daily May-Aug
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Once home of Lady Augusta Gregory, co-founder of the Abbey Theatre and a patron of WB Yeats, the house here was demolished by nitwit bureaucrats in 1941. But displays recall its literary legacy and the present-day nature reserve is a beautiful place to stroll. Look for the autograph tree, on which many of Lady Gregory's literary guests carved their initials. It's about 3km north of Gort.