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“Yeats tower”
Review of Thoor Ballylee

Thoor Ballylee
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Gort
Certificate of Excellence
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Limavady, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yeats tower”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place is wonderful. It's in a very peaceful and beautiful setting.You can just imagine WBYeats and family wandering round the quiet roads and woods and writing his plays and poems.It is just a pity the tower is not open to the public at the moment due to flood damage

Visited July 2014
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Still closed”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Yup, it was still closed in May 2014. It looked like it could open … but who knows? It was very scenic and should be worth a good hour or so to visit, but it was a long way down narrow roads and was not worth the journey. No toilets or refreshments anywhere near.

It seems like the flood damage was done a few years ago … it's surprising that it has not yet been repaired. Suggestion: wait until the flood damage is fixed … Discover Ireland still shows it as being closed (July 2014).

Visited May 2014
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Hartford, Connecticut
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130 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lovely tower and surrounding area”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Remote and charming, unfortunately the tower is closed (thus the 4 rating), but the grounds are lovely and make for a wonderful stop in the Irish countryside. One can see why Yeats made this his home and his inspiration.

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Closed?”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Still seems to be closed, but you can walk around the outside. Locked up and no toilets available. No other information given. You really have to want to see the structure to spend the time getting to it.

Visited August 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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122 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“memory of william butler yeats”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

bought n renovated by w,b.yeats n used as one of the scenes in film the quiet man which was suggested to john ford by lord lillalin.

Visited August 2012
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