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County Sligo is situated on the Atlantic coast in the north west of Ireland and is the gateway between Connaught and Ulster. The county has a magnificent variety of mountain, lake, wood and coastline. County Sligo's beautiful scenery was an inspiration for Yeats, who is buried at Drumcliffe Churchyard, under loaf-shaped Benbulben Mountain. The lakes of Sligo, with their still waters and wooded islands, are truly spectacular, and form a striking contrast to the county's rugged uplands.

W.B. Yeats
William Butler Yeats is recognised as one of the greatest poets of the English language; a prominence which was acknowledged by his confirmation as Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1923. His continuing impact on literature can be evidenced from his influence on subsequent poets which has guaranteed Yeats an honoured place in the canon of English literature.
Yeats's works have always been associated closely with Sligo county, the culture and landscape of which influenced him greatly during his formative years. This influence is evident throughout his career, providing a wealth of imagery, myth and folklore to his works which conjure images and references to Sligo and the surrounding region.


The following epitaph was written by Yeats himself :
Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago, a church stands near,
By the road an ancient cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase;
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!


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Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
Grange
County Sligo
Ireland

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