KILTARTAN GREGORY MUSEUM
If you are a fan of Irish literature and culture, then a visit to the Kiltartan Gregory Museum, located in the former schoolhouse which Lady Augusta Gregory built & taught, is simply a must! The museum is housed in a former schoolhouse that was built by Lady Gregory in 1892 for the children of her tenants.
Lady Gregory was a prominent figure in the Irish Literary Revival, a friend and patron of W.B. Yeats, and a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. She also wrote plays, poems, and folklore collections that celebrated the Irish heritage and language.
The Kiltartan Gregory Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing her legacy and the history of the region. You can see exhibits of her personal belongings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia, as well as learn about the local traditions, crafts, and customs that inspired her work. The museum also hosts events such as lectures, workshops, and performances throughout the year.
The museum is open daily from July to August, from 11am to 5pm, and also throughout other times of the year e.g. Easter Weekend. Check out the museum’s website and social channels for more details on opening dates and times. You can also book a guided tour for groups of 10 or more.
If you want to explore more of the area, you can also visit the nearby Coole Park, where Lady Gregory lived and entertained many famous writers and artists, such as Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Synge, and Sean O’Casey. You can walk along the nature trails, see the famous autograph tree, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the park.
The Kiltartan Gregory Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Irish literature and culture. It offers a unique insight into the life and work of one of the most influential women in Irish history, as well as a glimpse into the rich and diverse heritage of the Kiltartan townland.
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross, Kiltartan, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 C85C, Ireland
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