- Co. Sligo
A stellar cast including Yeats himself are included on this audio guide around Yeats Country. From Sligo Town out to the Coolera peninsula down to Ballysadare, around Loughs Gill and Glencar before taking in Rosses Point, this comprehensive tour covers all of the essential spots that inspired a young Yeats to write some of his most memorable work. This was the land of heart’s desire to this young romantic and you’ll soon appreciate why he was so captivated by the landscape and lore of the area.
The guide is broken into Day One, Day Two and Sligo Town. Three days may seem excessive to you as a tourist with but a week off. However, when you see what is on offer and the fact that these were the set pieces that inspired one of the finest poets of the last century, it is about right. Due reverence is required for this pilgrimage of sorts, culminating in a visit to that most famous of graves. The poet expected that horseman to trot, not gallop past him, after all. Besides, if you get the weather, you will want to linger and perhaps read the poems at your leisure, have a picnic or just go for a stroll. Who knows, maybe even enjoy a Wild Atlantic dip?