Address: Rosses Point
The poet William Butler Yeats and his brother, the artist Jack Butler Yeats, spent their summer holidays at Elsinore House, in Rosses Point. A smuggler known as “Black Jack” built the house in the 1830s and it was later purchased by William Middleton, Yeats’s grand-uncle. In later life, the poet recalled stories of secret tunnels and buried treasure that had thrilled him as a child. Unfortunately the house has fallen into disrepair but well worth a visit.