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€1 million target to make Thoor Ballylee a major cultural centre

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FEBRUARY WILL see the launch of a major project to restore Thoor Ballylee and create a world class culture/education centre in time for the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in June.

‘Galway has something between a tolerance and an appetite for experiment’

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December will be a hectic month for Tommy Tiernan as he undertakes a seven date tour across all corners of County Galway, performing his new show Out Of The Whirlwind. The show, he says, will be a mixture of “storytelling and improv”, but this is also likely to be the last run of ‘world tour of Galway’ styled shows Tommy will do.

New book collects Yeats' Galway poems

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SOUTH GALWAY, the location of Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee, was special to WB Yeats and an area where he spent some 30 summers, composing many of his finest works.

Romantic Ireland is not dead and gone

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IRELAND WAS an inspiration to the 19th century Romantic movement, while the Irish Literary movement would inspire the imagination of the 1916 rebels.

See Pat Shortt’s I Am The Band

DIXIE WALSH rose to fame with such classic songs as ‘ The Jumbo Breakfast Roll’ and ‘Where Did My Money Go’, and his story is chronicled in I Am The Band.

Prime commercial premises in Gort to be auctioned

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Rochford’s shop, The Square, Gort, will be offered for sale by public auction on Friday September 20 at 3pm in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort.

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.

Mad dogs and Irishmen

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TOMMY TIERNAN will join Dylan Moran, Joanna Lumley, Omid Djalili, and Caroline Quentin in this year’s run of Sky 1’s excellent short comedy-drama series Little Crackers.

Tommy Tiernan’s World Tour of Galway

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THE GREAT Tommy Tiernan has announced dates for his World Tour Of Galway, a series of shows around the county, which take place next month.

 

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