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Opening of Thoor Ballylee

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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As part of celebrations marking the birth of W.B. Yeats 150 years ago, his former home Thoor Ballylee in Gort will open its doors  on Saturday 13 June.

W.B. Yeats owned the tower from around 1916 and lived there during the 1920s.

The Nobel Prize winner was inspired by the Norman tower in his poetry volumes The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair (1933).

When he and his family left, the tower became a ruin.

Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD, and the Chair of the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, Senator Healy Eames, will open the event from 4pm to 6pm.

Senator Healy Eames, Chair of Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Diaspora Affairs
Joseph Hassett, Yeats Scholar and Thoor Ballylee Benefactor Niall De Burca, Internationally acclaimed story teller will perform at the event.

Community BBQ to follow.

Details

Date:
June 13, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
none
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Website:
http://yeatsthoorballylee.org

Venue

Thoor Ballylee
Gort Galway Ireland
Website:
YeatsThoorballylee.org

Organizer

Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society
Phone:
0863114067
Email:
yeatsthoorballyleesociety@gmail.com