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Coole Park


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Lady Augusta Gregory (1852—1932) playwright, folklorist, and literary patron

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W. B. Yeats (1865—1939) poet

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Co. Galway, home of Lady Gregory, famous as the headquarters of the Irish Revival. Summer home of W. B. Yeats for nearly 20 years, it was the subject of many of his poems. Guests who carved their names on its famous autograph tree (a copper beech) included G. B. Shaw, J. M. Synge, W. B. Yeats. The house was pulled down in 1941.

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