Donations to our Museum
Twenty five years ago, the Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Picnic Park was officially opened by President Mary Robinson, with Lady Gregory’s grandchildren, Catherine and Anne (“Me and Nu“) in attendance. Since then, the museum has attracted thousands of visitors over the years, due to the hard work and dedication of the Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society and its volunteers.
Located at Kiltartan Cross, made famous by W.B. Yeats, the museum is a former school house, which was built at the behest of Sir William Gregory, Lady Gregory's husband, in 1892. As well as containing artifacts relating to Lady Gregory and Coole House, it is a centre for local history, folklore, genealogy, education and research. The preservation of an early twentieth century classroom is also a featured attraction.
The attractive adjoining Picnic Park, featuring a copper beech tree planted by “Me and Nu“, has been a venue for celebratory picnics, music, lectures, launches and leisure activities over the years. In the past year, it became a place for families to walk, kick a ball or have a coffee at one of the picnic tables. A specially inscribed stone seat to the memory of Geoffrey O'Byrne White, great grandnephew of Lady Gregory, also features.
Now a quarter of a century on, the car park is in much need of re-surfacing, the toilets need repair, and because of temporary closure in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, the Society is in great need of your help.
We would very much appreciate your kind donations to our I Donate Page..... www.iDonate.ie/kiltartangregorymuseum
We look forward to welcoming you to Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Picnic Park in the better and brighter summer days ahead when the COVID clouds disappear.