Thoor Ballylee opens for Yeats’s birthday!

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society is delighted to announce that Thoor Ballylee will open as promised for Yeats 150th birthday celebration on Saturday 13th June. Visitors, scholars, and the local community will be able to view that winding gyring stair once again, thanks to all your support, eagerness and goodwill.


Our official opening will take place in Thoor Ballylee, Gort Co.Galway from 16.00-18.00, 13th June. Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Joseph Hassett and Senator Healy Eames, Chair of the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society will open the event. This is a public event to which you are very welcome. You can also view it on facebook.

You are also welcome to join other Yeats Celebrations taking place in the vicinity on the same day:

  1. Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society Picnic Enjoy a recital by Coole Music Ensemble, poetry reading by local school children, face painting for the younger generation and a Trad session with Gaillimh Theas Comhaltas. Come in period costume. Time. 12.30 to 2.30 pm.
  2. Coole Harmonies in the Cobbled Yard Fancy dress procession to the site of Coole House, Uilleann Piper Eugene Lamb & Poetry readings. Time: 3pm to 5pm.

If you are unable to attend we would be delighted if you could help us by becoming a Thoor Ballylee Friend for €25. All Donations big or small are gratefully received on our website. Funds will be directed towards developing Thoor Ballylee as a thriving cultural centre and ensuring that the Tower remains open to the public in the future.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Winding stair


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