In the Footsteps of Yeats: Literary Itinerary in Dublin

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Joel Fulleda

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Ireland land of writers: the emerald island was the birthplace of poets, playwrights and novelists of international fame, who have marked the history of literature. The original itinerario that we propose here brings you from Dublin to beautiful County Sligo to visit i places dear to William Butler Yeats, one of the best known Irish poets whose 2015th anniversary of his birth was celebrated in 150.


  1. From Dublin ...
  2. ... to County Sligo
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From Dublin ...

Our itinerary starts in Dublin. After visiting the main tourist attractions of the Irish capital, dedicate some time to the free exhibition "The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats" at National Library of Ireland. The exhibition includes original manuscripts and audiovisual materials and is a fascinating introduction to the life and works of the writer, Nobel Prize Winner and a leading figure in Irish cultural and political life at the turn of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Those wishing to continue exploring Irish literature can head to theIrish Writers Museum where you will find original manuscripts by Yeats and other important Irish writers. Tours in Italian are available.

... to County Sligo

Da Dublin we move to Sligo, reachable, for those without a car, with a bus or a direct train. This county with an enchanting landscape it is never included in the main tourist itineraries and is therefore recommended for those who want to get to know a "real" Ireland, not tailor-made for tourists.
Ocean waves, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, lakes and waterfalls, dramatic hills and a strong connection with Celtic traditions, music and of course Irish literature will make your holiday unforgettable.The county seat is home to the Yeats Memorial Building, home to permanent exhibitions and events related to the life and works of the writer. The town is a great base for exploring the county - you'll find a good choice of accommodation and restaurants here. The two unmissable destinations for a literary holiday I'm the romantic Innisfree island on the waters of Lake Gill (Lough Gill), made famous by the poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", and the Ben Bullen Hill, with a very particular shape, on the slopes of which Yeats wanted to be buried. On the banks of Lough Gill lies the Parke's Castle, a restored castle dating from the early 17th century, open from April to September.
Reaching the poet's places without a car could be difficult. The solution is to participate in day trips organized by tour operators and local tourist guides.

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