The Abbey Theatre
Lunch in Sligo Town
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Enjoy a comfortable minibus journey to Sligo, including a documentary about Yeats' life.
Eat breakfast in Sligo town.
Peruse the beautiful Lisadell House where Yeats spent his early life.
Marvel at Glencar Waterfall.
Sail upon Lough Gill home of the lake isle of Innisfree.
Visit Yeat's grave in Drumcliffe Cemetery under the shadow of Benbulben.
Sit back and enjoy the landscape as your tour guide reads the words of the immortal bard.
Return to Dublin and enjoy tickets to the Abbey Theatre, founded by Yeats in 1904.
Food and Drink
What you can expect
Ireland is the land of saints and scholars. A nation that holds artists in particular veneration. We have four Nobel Prize winners in literature and hundreds of other gifted authors. At the head of this pantheon of greats, head and shoulders above any contemporary sits William Butler Yeats. If any one figure could be said to have recreated a nation, it would be Yeats. The very images most people think of when they imagine Ireland, originated in the pages of his poetry.
On this tour we will journey from noisy Dublin to the spiritual home of Yeats, Sligo. We will visit his childhood home at Lisadell House, the Lake Isle of Innisfree, the countryside around Benbulben and his grave at Drumcliffe cemetery. Along the way we will read the poetry of the bard together, enjoy a lunch in Sligo town and watch a documentary about his life. Once we return to Dublin, we will finish the day by taking in a show at the Abbey Theatre, our national theatre, founded by Yeats in 1904.