This 19th Century stairway in Coole Park, near Gort in County Galway, Ireland, leads to a woodland path walked by some of the most influential figures in Irish Literary History.
W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw were among the many regular guests at Lady Augusta Gregory’s estate, now a public park.
Ireland’s National Parks and Wildlife Service manages the 1,000-acre park, which features the “seven woods” of W.B. Yeats’ poetry.
If you enjoy seeing the enchanting scenery of Ireland that inspired W. B. Yeats, you’ll enjoy this book with images capturing the natural beauty of two of Yeats’ favorite places — Coole Park and Ballylee in County Galway: