As part of Heritage week 2013, we plan to host a day out on the Trail with members of the Trail group and Sr. De Lourde Fahy acting as guide for the day. Bus will leave Galway City on
the morning of Saturday August 17th, first stop will be St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea. Lunch will be at Woodville Walled Garden. All the sites on the trail will be visited. Cost is 20 euro per person,
this includes transport, lunch, and guide. Booking essential. See heritage week events or contact Karen 086-0853629 or Margarite 087-9069191.
Galway Advertiser, February 14, 2013
By Kernan Andrews
Maintenance work around the famous ‘ Yeat’s Tower’ of Thoor Ballylee, in south County Galway is due to begin, following a lengthy period of consultation.
Following severe flooding in 2009 and 2010 the tower and its grounds were left severely damaged. After nearly two years of consultation with Failte Ireland, the Lady Gregory & Yeats Trail Group obtained permission to engage Tus – Galway Rural Development, to start maintenance work.
The Lady Gregory and Yeats trail group welcome this partnership to improve the site coming into the tourist season. Thoor Ballylee is one of eight sites included in the Lady Gregory and Yeats Trail.
The trail seeks to promote south Galway by linking sites between Loughrea and Gort which have associations with Lady Gregory and W.B.Yeats. The group’s website can be viewed at www.ladygregoryyeatstrail.com
Woodville Walled Garden is now opened for the month of February from Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm to view the first early spring bulbs. A special tour of the Walled Garden will be given by the head gardener at 2pm each day. For further details please contact 087/9069191.