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Discover Yeats Country

By Dublin Tales Tours
Price was undefined, price is now £844
Free cancellation available
10h
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Lisadell House

  • Drumcliffe cemetery

  • Glencar waterfall

  • The Abbey Theatre

  • Lunch in Sligo Town

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Enjoy a comfortable minibus journey to Sligo, including a documentary about Yeats' life.

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    Eat breakfast in Sligo town.

  • What's included

    Peruse the beautiful Lisadell House where Yeats spent his early life.

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    Marvel at Glencar Waterfall.

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    Sail upon Lough Gill home of the lake isle of Innisfree.

  • What's included

    Visit Yeat's grave in Drumcliffe Cemetery under the shadow of Benbulben.

  • What's included

    Sit back and enjoy the landscape as your tour guide reads the words of the immortal bard.

  • What's included

    Return to Dublin and enjoy tickets to the Abbey Theatre, founded by Yeats in 1904.

  • What's excluded

    Food and Drink

  • What's excluded

    Souvenirs

Know Before You Book

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Pick-up from hotels possible anywhere in Dublin

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.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Yeats County Sligo

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Your hotel
  • Dublin County Dublin
  • National Library of Ireland
  • Kildare Street
  • Dublin County Dublin
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