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Celebrate the life and works of William Butler Yeats on his birthday!
June 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 13th June 2019 WE HAVE NO SPACES AVAILABLE, SORRY- See our Yeats Trail for another time!
Why not join us on this special day and start your morning by meeting your archaeologist and historical guide in sunny Rosses Point village, 15 mins outside Sligo Town but the sea. This is where William Butler Yeats and his siblings used to stay during their summer holidays when they were young. They loved travelling on steam ships from Liverpool to Sligo that belonged to their uncle, George Pollexfen.
After a nice relaxing and interesting walk by the sea, you can follow your guide by car into Sligo Town and then she will will take you into W.B’s Coffee House for a tasty brunch.
Then you will you do a short guided walk with her in the town centre, hearing all about its history and visiting various monuments and buildings that are associated and connected with the Butler Yeats family such as the church where William Butler Yeats’ parents got married.