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Take a Walk in Yeats Country

That is it, the island memorialized in Yeats' poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree."

That is it, the island memorialized in Yeats’ poem, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.”

We returned to Sligo, the town and the county, to recall the poetry of W.B. Yeats, to walk the area, and to take photos. By good luck and some poking around, we ended up having dinner with a local couple, Damien and Paula, who regularly host Yeats Evenings of fine food, great conversation, and the presence of Yeats’ poetry and inspirational scenery. Click here for more details.

Grab some friends and head to Sligo for dinner and inspiration in this historic setting.

Here’s a taste, from Yeats’ “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.”

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

Walk Yeats Country, for the nature, the poetry, the exercise, or the bee-loud glade.

Walk Yeats Country, for the nature, the poetry, the exercise, or the bee-loud glade.

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