We are delighted to announce that Yeats’s tower, Thoor Ballylee is now open for the summer months!
Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm
Sat-Sun 11am to 5pm
From June until the end of August the tower will be open every day, 10am to 6pm 7 days a week.
This year, 2017, is the one hundredth anniversary of work beginning on the tower by Yeats’s architect William Scott and local builder Michael Rafferty.
So all the more reason to come and climb the winding stair that inspired some of W.B.Yeats’s greatest poems.
The Winding Stair (1933) cover by Thomas Sturge Moore
Come and view our spectacular exhibitions…
…and our regular programme of cultural events.
The Curlew Theatre perform Cathleen Ni Houlihan
The doors of Thoor Ballylee officially re-opened on the occasion of W.B. Yeats’s 150th birthday on June 13th, 2015, after being closed for many years. Donations from local business people, artisans, and artists generated much needed funding to cover operational costs. To find out how you can help, click here.
No winter flooding this year so we have been busy cleaning and refitting the tower ready for the summer. To find out more, how to visit, or how you can help look around our website at yeatsthoorballylee.org, and sign up for regular updates.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our friends, supporters, volunteers, and visitors over the last two years for their generosity and support. This coming year will feature a new programme of events, new challenges, and new excitements.
Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Volunteers 2015
We still need your support to keep the tower open for future generations: to find out how you can help, click here. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and you can like us and stay abreast on our facebook page. Do please keep in touch!