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Kiltartan Museum   ~   Gort

 
       
Award-winning museum which includes works of Lady Gregory, local history, artefacts, photos, manuscripts and early 20th Century classroom. The Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Millennium Park ; located two miles from Gort on Galway Road at the historic spot "Kiltartan Cross" where the blind poet Rafferty met and fell in love with the "Beauty of Ballylee" Máire ní hEidhie. Kiltartan Museum Gort County Galway Ireland
    
The building was a National School built in 1892. The Museum specialises in the life and times of Lady Augusta Gregory and in local history and genealogy. It also contains an old Irish classroom and a sales outlet for the history of Kiltartan, "Many Leaves One Root".

This building was a National School built in 1892 at the behest of the local landlord, Sir William Gregory of Coole Park, Gort. The Museum was opened by Mary Robinson on the 8th August, 1996. The Museum is Largely devoted to the works of Augusta Lady Gregory (1852 - 1932), widow of Sir William. The most renowned member of the Gregory family was Lady Gregory. During her time there, Coole became the meeting place for writers, chief of whom was W.B. Yeats who later bought Thoor Ballylee.

   
 
 

 

 
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