When he lived as a college student at Sandymount Castle, a turreted country house owned by his stockbroker uncle, the artist John B Yeats is said to have practised Greek plays in its drawing room. His poet son, born down the road, was pushed in a pram through the landscaped grounds of the house, but by the time an older WB Yeats returned in 1901, it had been lost to bankruptcy and converted into a school.
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