Sunday 4 June 2023

Yeats Grave And Benbulbin.



we travelled through county Sligo on Saturday.  I took the opportunity to visit the grave of the Irish poet WB Yeats.    

I took some photos of his grave and church and the table Rock formation called Benbulbin.  It was like the scenery out of a Tolkein or CS Lewis fantasy book or film.

The weather is still incredibly hot and it's more like July or August haymaking weather.


 

16 comments:

  1. That is a very atmospheric rock formation. Just like Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia, it stands proud in the middle of the landscape.
    We are having a long, dry warm spell here too. No rain for a couple of weeks now. I bet they introduce a hosepipe ban - that'll make it pour down!

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  2. Yes the ice age made some incredible rock formations JayCee. Ifii

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  3. If it rained at night it would be perfect for the gardens and fields.

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  4. It is a very humble, unpretentious grave isn't it Dave? I must have driven through Drumcliffe in the summer of 1987 but I didn't know that Yeats was buried there.

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  5. It is an humble grave YP. Situated next to a tarmac path. Fame and fortune mean nothing when you're dead. At least his poems I've on.

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  6. Live on. I'm typing with one arm on my reading glasses.

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  7. One of my all time favourite poems is "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" which is both a real island in Lough Gill near Sligo and a place in our imaginations.

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  8. One of mine to. It sounds idyllic.

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  9. Love Sligo! Next time, at least take the road that goes up to almost the top of Benbulben, the view is amazing. You can drive there.

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    1. We drove along the side of Benbulbin Sabine. Incredible stone rock formation.

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  10. I like the church. Simple but full of colour. I can imagine standing inside it and savouring the peace

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  11. They had notices asking for a 5 Euros denotation for the churches upkeep if you visited the building Linda.

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  12. Benbulbin looks like something that should have a massive castle perched on top! I've never seen anything quite like it before. I really enjoyed touring churches. They are so old! It is hard to walk along and not think of the feet that have walked before yours!

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  13. Incredible rock formation Debby. I also love visiting old buildings, walled gardens, churches and other Gothic like structures. It's great to walk where former generations trod and worshipped.

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  14. Ice Apparently Tom. They liked making giant tables in those days. Sligo is a beautiful county.

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