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Thoor Ballylee

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Gort, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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A piece of history

Visited this centre following a recommendation from Portumna Workhouse. Am delighted we did as you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carmel B
So glad we finally visited!

I'm so glad we finally visited this lovely place! Went on the 1st June, which is the first day of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lenka M
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Gort, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this centre following a recommendation from Portumna Workhouse. Am delighted we did as you can literally feel the history of the place. We often talk about the great Irish dead Writers, but you can actually feel Yeats in the place. Well done to all...More

Thank Carmel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so glad we finally visited this lovely place! Went on the 1st June, which is the first day of their summer opening hours (10am-6pm). The weather was great which does help. We don't drive, but getting a taxi from Gort was quite easy. The...More

1  Thank Lenka M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoor Ballylee is one of those remarkable places where you feel you can almost touch history. Inspite of flooding and other difficulties a remarkable group of local volunteers have kept this place open and authentic, allowing you to sit a while in the rooms that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely. If you're a fan of Yeats, stop by this peaceful retreat. The castle tower is sparsely furnished, but is nestled in the woods and is a lovely way to get in touch with the writer. The film and the displays downstairs are informative, the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made this long anticipated visit and it was beyond my wildest hopes! The scenery and the ambiance alone make it well worth the trip but beyond that, the volunteer staff go out of their way to make sure that you have a most unforgettable experience....More

1  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Thoor Ballyee wasn't open for the season yet when we visited, but it was a beautiful spring day and the grounds were lovely!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Thoor Ballylee is a fortified Norman tower house built by the de Burgo family near the town of Gort, Co Galway. It was also the home for a period in the 1920’s to poet and Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats and his family. Yeats is...More

Thank Inscribe
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

There is a small car park here (free) making a visit easy. It is a short walk to the tower and cottage where Yeats and his wife lived. The tower can be visited for a modest fee (5 Euros). The facility and gift shop are...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It was closed when I was visiting. But the landscape is outstanding .I hope to come back soon to have a full experience of the tower..

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

So happy to get to visit Yeat's Tower this trip. Such a great step back in time and a wonderful presentation of the majesty of Thoor Ballylee. The place has not been "fixed up" to look like a cartoon castle, it has been preserved remembering...More

Thank Keith C
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Response from janeedington | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine you would find some sort of transport from Gort. They have a tourist info service there who could tell you. I was driving so don’t have first hand knowledge.
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