COOLE PARK: The tower was owned by Yeats' friend Lady Gregory, who lived nearby on her estate at Coole. Yeats wrote a famous poem about the swans on the lake there. Some gray swans were swimming on the far shore of the Coole Turlough when this photo was taken, but they're too distant to show up clearly. Yeats spent a good deal of time visiting here, and was in love with Lady Gregory, but she preferred to be his friend and ally in the Irish Literary Revival.