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W.B. Yeats

See why we're considered 'Yeats Country'

Sligo, with its stunning lanes, ancient ruins and enchanting light, bewitched poet W.B (William Butler) Yeats and the town became something of a muse for him. Yeats spent time in Sligo as a child and its landscape, folklore and rich history stayed in his imagination and continued to inspire his work long after he left.

Guests of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo are in the perfect spot to reach must-see places like the Yeats Memorial Building in the town centre (which celebrates his life and work), the fantastic Sligo County Museum and the official Yeats Society’s visitor centre which hosts talks and events for fans.

The Land That Inspired Yeats’ Poetry
WB Yeats is arguably Ireland’s finest and most loved romantic poet, and his legions of fans flock to Sligo every year in their droves to pay homage to him at his grave, found at the churchyard at Drumcliffe. Stop by the Dooney Rock, which stars in Yeats’ poem ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’ or be enchanted, just like Yeats was as a boy, by Rosses Point. For a guided tour with Yeats experts, book a day trip with the Yeats Experience.