Picture of W. B. Yeats, poet and dramatist / playwright; twentieth century Irish Literature, poetry and drama
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Yeats At Rest
On this day in 1939, just a week before his death, W. B. Yeats wrote his last poem, "The Black Tower." Two decades earlier he had purchased a Norman tower near Coole, in Galway -- Thoor Ballylee. Since 1965 it has been a Yeats museum and a popular tourist spot, though not as popular as his gravesite in the Drumcliff churchyard of his ancestors -- where his own remains may or may not be buried.

 

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