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Driving Tour of Yeats’ Country
Driving Tour of Yeats’ Country


William Butler Yeats called Sligo ‘The Land of Hearts Desire’ and its beauty, archaeology and folklore filled his early poetry. Throughout his youth he returned from London for holidays with his maternal grandparents, the Pollexfens, and his Middelton cousins, from whose homes at Ballysadare, Rosses Point and Sligo Town itself he was free to roam and dream. Today, much of what inspired him remains and a day trip around Yeats’ Country illuminates the poet’s words while you discover just how powerfully those same words celebrate his beloved Sligo.
Driving Tour of Yeats Country