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Lady Augusta Gregory 1852-1932

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Born in Roxborough, County Galway. She was co-founder of the Irish Literary Theatre which later evolved into the Abbey, of which she was a director. She was one of the prominent figures in the Irish literary revival and her home at Coole Park became a focus for many of its other members. She was an author and playwright whose works include Cuchulain of Muirthemne, Gods and Fighting Men, Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Spreading the News and The

gregory r.jpg (32223 bytes)Rising of the Moon. W.B. Yeats often acknowledged the importance of her role in his life. Her son Robert was the Irish airman of Yeats’ poem. Sir Hugh Lane was her nephew and she was to the fore in campaigning to have his pictures displayed in Ireland. She is buried in Galway.

Robert Gregory 1881-1918 was born in London. His death gave rise to W.B. Yeats’ poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death. He is buried in Italy. Photo by Bruno Paganelli

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book