Yeats Coutry

Yesterday was all about Yeats – W. B. Yeats the Irish poet and statesman.

Our herd spent the day in and around Sligo experiencing history, literature, and a bit of shopping too. But first Niamh gave us a short informational lecture on W.B. Yeats, his family and the context of the time period in which he lived and wrote poetrty,

Our first stop on the way to Sligo was Drumcliffe Monestary, the final resting place of W.B. Yeats. We visited W.B. and learned that he was buried their because of his love for Ben Bulban, the mountain under which he rests. We explored the monastery and its grounds for a bit. My favorite item there is the high cross. It stands very regal and is symbolic of the melding of Celtic and Christian culture in Ireland.

Our next stop was the City of Sligo. We had lunch, we explored the city center, we shopped a bit, some of us visited the Model Art Museum, and others the Yeats Society.

Our last stop for the afternoon included a tour of Parks Castle. We enjoyed exploring the Medieval complex and grounds. Afterwards we took a trip around Lough Gill on the Rose of Innisfree. What a view. The landscape around the lake was phenomenal. As we rode around the Lake Isle of Innisfree our guide recited W. B. Yeat’s poems to use.

We returned to Beautiful Bundoran at dinnertime a hungry and bedraggled group. A scrumptious dinner at La Sabbia fixed that up in a jiffy! Our evening ended with some music in 51…


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  1. donegaladventurecentre
    May 23, 2014 @ 16:06:15

    Reblogged this on Institute of Study Abroad Ireland and commented:
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