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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.
TO MARK the 70th anniversary of WB Yeats’ passing, Dublin’s Focus Theatre presents a revival of an entertainment on the life and work of one of Ireland’s great creative icons.
RTÉ NEWS reporter Conor Mark Kavanagh will read a selection of his poetry at the December Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, on Thursday December 17 at 6.30pm.