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Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print by Bernice Cooke - Mounted to 8" x 10".
Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print by Bernice Cooke - Mounted to 8" x 10".
Bernice Cooke Art

Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print by Bernice Cooke - Mounted to 8" x 10".

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Thoor Ballylee is a fourteenth-century Hiberno-Norman tower associated with the poet WB Yeats and located in the townland of Gort, Co. Galway. It was a fortified tower built by the de Burgo or Burke family. The Burkes had established themselves in Connaught after 1200, becoming Earls of Clanrickarde, and the demesne formed part of their large estates.
The present structure would have been built in the 15th Century, previous to this it would have been a wooden structure. Today Thoor Ballylee is referred to as Yeats’s Tower because in 1916 Yeats purchased the building. By this time the property was vacant and rundown, and he paid the sum of £35. Yeats and his architect, Professor William A. Scott, spent several years restoring the tower and associated cottage and outbuildings.
  • The original image was drawn using pigment ink fine liner pens and watercolor pencils and paint.
  • This is a limited edition print on Archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper with professional light-fast inks.
  • Each high-quality print is individually titled, numbered, and signed by the Artist Bernice Cooke.
  • The print size is 6" x 8" presented in an Antique White mount measuring 8” x 10”. It comes carefully packaged in a clear sleeve, dispatched in a board-backed envelope.
  • The Print is sold unframed.
This image is copyright of the artist Bernice Cooke ©2020 (Image reproduction rights do not transfer with the sale of the print.)