Georgie Hyde-Lees
(1892-1968)

woman

Died aged c. 76

Georgie Hyde-Lees (born Bertha Hyde-Lees, 1892 – 1968) was the daughter of Edith Ellen (Nelly) and Gilbert Hyde-Lees, and the wife of the poet William Butler Yeats.

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I, the poet William Yeats, with old mill boards and sea-green slates, and smithy work from the Gort forge, restored this tower for my wife George; and may these characters remain when all is ruin once again.

Thoor Ballylee castle, off the N66 road north of the village, Gort, Ireland where they lived (1921-1929)