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Riding the Sligo Trail

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Trekking in Sligo

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Sligo- Yeats County
County Sligo is a gentle yet majestic and mystical land, a land of contrasting images that has stirred and inspired the imagination of many with its mountains, lakes, rivers, forest and ubiquitous Atlantic Ocean.
County Sligo in north west of Ireland, with a quiet and unheralded beauty of its own.
Sligo's beautiful and inspiring green scenery elates every-body who ever have been there. This will come as no surprise to the visitor when experiencing the county's huge mountains, beautiful lakes and breathtaking beaches. The coastal drive from Sligo town into Donegal is magnificent.

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!

Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

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