Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Gort & Around

Thoor Ballylee

In an idyllic setting by a stream, this 16th-century Norman tower was the summer home of WB Yeats from 1921 to 1929 and was the inspiration for one of his best-known works, The Tower. It adjoins a whitewashed cottag…
Historic Site in Gort & Around

Kilmacduagh

The extensive ruins at the monastic site of Kilmacduagh, 6km southwest of Gort, include a well-preserved 34m-high round tower, the remains of a small 14th-century cathedral (Teampall Mór MacDuagh), an oratory dedica…
Museum in Gort & Around

Kiltartan Gregory Museum

A charming stone schoolhouse built in 1892 now contains this museum, which traces the life of WB Yeats' literary patron, Lady Augusta Gregory, through photographs, manuscripts and objects from her former home at Coo…
Park in Gort & Around

Coole Park

Once home of Lady Augusta Gregory, co-founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre and a patron of WB Yeats, the house here was demolished by bureaucrats in 1941. Today, displays recall its literary legacy and the present-day …