YEATS COUNTRY GUIDE
Location Counties Sligo and Leitrim, Ireland # Locations 36
Media Type Audio, Text, & Pictures
Tour Type
Driving
Category
Road Trip
Description A stellar cast including Yeats himself are included on this GPS-navigated tour around Yeats country. From Sligo Town out to the Coolera...(more)

 



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1. Sligo Tourism Office
This is our nominal Sligo Town base from which you'll commence your two day Yeats Cou...(more)

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Address:
GHQ building, O'Connell Street.
Phone: +353719171905
Email: info@sligotourism.ie
URL: www.sligotourism.ie
Lat: 54.272091 Lon: -8.47533
2. DAY ONE: Queen Maeve's cairn
DAY ONE: 325 metres high overlooking Yeats country is this imposing megalithic tomb t...(more)

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Address:
Knocknarea, County Sligo.
URL: www.megalithicireland.com...
Lat: 54.258641 Lon: -8.57406
3. Carrowmore megalithic cemetery
Non Yeats P.O.I. This is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and amongst the o...(more)

Address:
Carrowmore, County Sligo.
Phone: +353719161534
Email: carrowmoretomb@opw.ie
URL: www.heritageireland.ie/en...
Lat: 54.250931 Lon: -8.51908
4. Ballysadare
Ballysadare village, 7 miles south of Sligo is where the Pollexfen Company had extens...(more)

Address:
Ballysadare, Sligo.
Lat: 54.212656 Lon: -8.509855
5. Ballysadare bridge
Make your way to the bridge where the Ballysadare river is. Facing north, you are now...(more)

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Address:
Ballysadare Bridge, County Sligo.
Lat: 54.209507 Lon: -8.509383
6. Lough Gill scenic brow
Your first view of it is a spectacular panorama well worth stopping off to take some ...(more)

Address:
Carns, outside of Sligo.
Lat: 54.250261 Lon: -8.45164
7. Tobernalt holy well
Non Yeats P.O.I. Tobernalt Holy Well is a place of reflection and nurturing serenity...(more)

Address:
Holywell road, outside of Sligo.
URL: www.holywellsligo.com/index.html
Lat: 54.244666 Lon: -8.445053
8. Dooney Rock
You are now at Dooney Rock, a hugh rock covered in foliage and trees. This was a favo...(more)

Address:
Off the R287 by Lough Gill.
Lat: 54.239091 Lon: -8.42733
9. The Song of Wandering Aengus
Actor Neil O'Shea recites The Song of Wandering Aengus, one of the pieces from his fu...(more)

Address:
R287 by Lough Gill.
Email: neiloshea@upcmail.ie
Lat: 54.235926 Lon: -8.406515
10. The Lake Isle of Inishfree
The road down to this POI is signposted, but is about 4 miles along a windy road - th...(more)

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Address:
By the banks of Lough Gill.
Lat: 54.215204 Lon: -8.350232
11. Dromahair
Non Yeats P.O.I. Dromahair lies in the hilly north west of Leitrim amid some stunnin...(more)

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Address:
Dromahair, County Leitrim.
Phone: +353719620170
Email: info@leitrimtourism.com
URL: www.leitrimtourism.com/To...
Lat: 54.220799 Lon: -8.297467
12. Lough Gill viewing point #1
Following on from your visit to Parkes Castle & the waterbus, this is another opportu...(more)

Address:
Off the R288 by Lough Gill.
Lat: 54.253831 Lon: -8.32548
13. Parkes Castle & the Wild Rose waterbus
Non Yeats POI: A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely ...(more)

Address:
Lough Gill, near Dromahair.
Phone: +353719164149
Email: parkescastle@opw.ie
URL: www.heritageireland.ie/en...
Lat: 54.264611 Lon: -8.33396
14. Lough Gill viewing point #2
Another opportunity to pull over safely and admire the view of Lough Gill. Our audio...(more)

Address:
Off R286 by Lough Gill.
Lat: 54.263881 Lon: -8.35031
15. Yeats poems
You have now completed Day One of the tour. Let's see out your journey back to Sligo ...(more)

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Address:
R286 back to Sligo.
Lat: 54.267154 Lon: -8.406
16. DAY TWO: Start of N16
DAY TWO: The start of the N16, a scenic route that will take you high above Glencar v...(more)

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Address:
N16 towards Manorhamilton.
Lat: 54.282961 Lon: -8.45329
17. N16 Glencar viewing point
An excellent (and safe) vantage point from which to see Glencar lake. Please note you...(more)

Address:
Off N16 on way to Manorhamilton.
Lat: 54.332011 Lon: -8.39793
18. Glencar lake car park
With clean WCs available and adequate parking for everything from buses to motorhomes...(more)

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Lat: 54.340271 Lon: -8.37323
19. Glencar waterfall
Believed to be the site which inspired The Stolen Child, this is an enthralling place...(more)

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Address:
By Glencar lough, County Leitrim.
Lat: 54.338646 Lon: -8.370359
20. Glencar stop off view
One of the many tranquil spots along the lake where the scenery is worth stopping for...(more)

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Lat: 54.33762 Lon: -8.404841
21. Diarmaid betrayed
You are now travelling by Ben Bulben where legend has it Diarmaid Ua Duibhne died. Di...(more)

Lat: 54.335744 Lon: -8.416901
21a. Turn left onto the N15.
After Glencar lake, we want to ensure you stay close to Ben Bulben both to savour the...(more)

Lat: 54.341436 Lon: -8.502989
22. Carney
You are driving through Carney, a small but well serviced village, with two good rest...(more)

Address:
Carney village, Sligo.
Lat: 54.336437 Lon: -8.527212
23. Lissadell House
Please note that Lissadell House had a limited opening season from the 18th August - ...(more)

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Address:
Lissadell, off the N15.
Email: info@lissadellhouse.com
URL: www.lissadellhouse.com/wb...
Lat: 54.344031 Lon: -8.57777
24. Drumcliffe
You are now in the village of Drumcliffe, firmly put on the map when W.B. Yeats was i...(more)

Address:
Drumcliff, off N15 to Donegal.
Lat: 54.327937 Lon: -8.500628
25. Drumcliffe church car park
NOTE: Make your way here to park safely. From here, take your audio device with you a...(more)

Lat: 54.325334 Lon: -8.493741
26. Yeats's grave
The resting place of Ireland's greatest poet, William Butler Yeats is as near perfect...(more)

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Address:
Drumcliff, off the N15 north.
Lat: 54.326301 Lon: -8.49378
27. Rathcormack
Rathcormack is a small village at the base of a valley. Rising on a brae from it towa...(more)

Address:
Rathcormrack on the N15 north.
Lat: 54.31955 Lon: -8.48289
28. Rosses Point
Yeats loved Rosses Point and first experimented with the paranormal here, encouraged ...(more)

Address:
By the pier off the R291.
Lat: 54.304105 Lon: -8.561783
29. Sligo Town
You are now returning to Sligo Town after your whirlwind tour. Those still in need of...(more)

URL: www.geovative.com/GeoTour...
Lat: 54.277278 Lon: -8.47563
S-1. Yeats Memorial Building
On Hyde Bridge, the Yeats Society's Headquarters houses the offices of the Internatio...(more)

Address:
Hyde bridge, Sligo.
Phone: +353719142693
Email: info@yeats-sligo.com
URL: www.yeats-sligo.com
Lat: 54.272041 Lon: -8.475072
S-2. Yeats Statue
Outside the Ulster Bank stands a striking contemporary sculpture by artist Rowan Gill...(more)

Lat: 54.272555 Lon: -8.473871
S-3. Sligo County Museum
Sligo Library and County Museum are located together, with the library being housed i...(more)

Address:
Stephen Street, Sligo.
Phone: +353719141623
Email: sligolib@sligococo.ie
URL: www.sligococo.ie
Lat: 54.270721 Lon: -8.47785
S-4. Polloxfen's house
This iconic house overlooking Sligo docks was home to Yeats's grandfather Pollexfen w...(more)

Address:
Markievicz road off N4.
Lat: 54.276041 Lon: -8.47661
S-5. St. John's Cathedral
On the wall near the pulpit of this cathedral, there is a brass plaque dedicated to t...(more)

Address:
John street, Sligo.
Lat: 54.272611 Lon: -8.47289
S-6 Pollexfen's turret
Make your way down the narrow alleyway pictured on your device to get to the best loc...(more)

Address:
Wine street car park, Sligo.
Lat: 54.271571 Lon: -8.477561
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