thoor ballylee

Thoor open daily until September!

Come visit the hallowed Thoor Ballylee! Come and view the Hiberno-Norman tower, its fourteenth century stones so closely associated with the Irish poet W.B.Yeats. Come and view Yeats’s pear trees, one ‘broken by a storm’ in his poem ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’, walk the narrow bridge and crossing stones, admire the gardens and river, and now, once again, enter into the sacred ground of tower and cottage.


Opening Hours

Summer Season 2015 June 14th – September 1st


11am – 6pm

How to find us?

Thoor Ballylee is located less than an hour’s drive south from Galway city. We are very close to Coole Park, a good place to stop for lunch, and not far from Gort, between the N18 and N66 in south County Galway, Ireland.

With easy parking next to the tower, you can also visit other nearby sites associated with Yeats and Lady Gregory on the Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory trail.

Find Thoor Ballylee on the NUI Galway Landed Estates database which features a brief history, map, & OS co-ordinates.

Thoor Google Maps1

As a community-based local organization, they need your support to keep the tower open. See how you can help here.