Monday, December 2, 2013

Yeats Country

Nestled between Sligo town and Donegal, at the foot of the impressive Benbulben, the small town of Drumcliffe. Stop in for a cup of coffee; check out the round tower, the high cross and the grave of William Butler Yeats. 

County Sligo is situated in the north west of Ireland at the Atlantic coast. Sligo has a magnificent variety of mountain scenery, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, woods and a breathtaking coastline with endless beaches and cliffs. County Sligo is known as Yeats Country as the scenery inspired many of the great works of W.B. Yeates, the Nobel Prize winning Irish writer. That is why he requested to be buried here. His grave is in the grounds of Drumcliffe Church. His remains were interred here in 1948. Now, one of the County most famous landmarks, the grave bears the enigmatic inscription "Cast a cold eye on Life, on Death, horsemen pass by!" at Yeats’ request.

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