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The late Sheila O’Donnellan believed that our literary heritage should be celebrated

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One of the great moments in the 20 year history of the annual Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, was the arrival Lady Gregory’s two surviving grandchildren, Anne de Winton, and Catherine Kennedy. They drove up the avenue at speed, let their dog out for a run, and came over to the welcoming crowd grinning broadly.

Fight to save Thoor Ballylee continues

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The Galway County Council, Failte Ireland, and a committee set up to safeguard the future of Thoor Ballylee near Gort have been continuing their efforts to find a way to reopen the ancient tower, once the retreat of WB Yeats.

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

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The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

Yeats’ tower at Ballylee to reopen in September

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The famous holiday home of WB Yeats and his family, Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, could soon be in the hands of a local interest group and the county council.

South Galway to get boost from launch of Gregory and Yeats trail website

The promotion of a trail which incorporates many of the historical sites across South Galway could yield a large dividend for tourism in the region, according to its organisers who will launch the trail’s website next week.

Thoor Ballylee to get much needed clean up

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Maintenance work around the famous ‘Yeat’s tower’ of Thoor Ballylee, in south County Galway is due to begin, following a lengthy period of consultation.

Autumn Gathering turns eighteen and goes from strength to strength

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It is almost two decades since the first Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering at Coole and the event goes from strength to strength with an impressive line-up of speakers and events announced at the launch at Coole last weekend.

The Forge at Gort literary festival returns

THE FORGE at Gort literary festival returns to the south County Galway town on Friday March 30 and Saturday 31 featuring readings, workshops, and music.

Prime Gort residence to be auctioned in its own front garden

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The auction of this fine Gort home will take place in the front garden of the house tomorrow (Friday), marking the first time an auction has taken place at the property being sold.

Get to know Galway’s county towns to visit

Athenry, one of Ireland’s hidden jewels, is medieval heritage town surrounded by five towers of the town’s ancient walls and full of picturesque ruins. One place worth having a look at is Athenry Arts and Heritage Centre which has plenty of hands-on activities to illustrate life in the old days. Children can dress up in period costume, take out a long bow and arrows, and act out a scene from medieval battle. A selection of displays and puppets help to explain the history and significance of the walled town and the buildings that will survive. The restored Norman castle, the only one of its kind in Ireland, should be your next stop. Nearby is also a beautifully preserved Dominican priory dating from 1241, and the original market cross.


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