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Top Choice Historic Building in Gort & Around

Thoor Ballylee

This 16th-century Norman tower, in a truly inspired setting by a stream, was the summer home of WB Yeats from 1921 to 1929 and was the inspiration for one of his best-known works, The Tower. At the time of writing, …
Top Choice Historic Site in Gort & Around


About 5km southwest of Gort, this extensive monastic site beside a small lake includes a well-preserved 34m-high round tower, the remains of a small 14th-century cathedral (Teampall Mór MacDuagh), an oratory dedicat…
Park in Gort & Around

Coole Park

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 n…
Museum in Gort & Around

Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Housed in an old schoolhouse, this museum traces the life of WB Yeats' literary patron, Lady Augusta Gregory. It's close to Coole Park, the site of Lady Gregory's former home.