Yeats Tower

We were visiting Limerick and Galway recently and planned a visit to Thoor Ballylee Castle near Gort, County Galway.  I first heard of Thoor Ballylee last year during the Yeats 150th celebrations, it featured on an RTE news report, highlighting it’s connection to the poet and subsequently I saw the castle on news reports about the bad flooding in the Midlands and west of Ireland during … Continue reading Yeats Tower

Lissadell House

The light of evening, Lissadell

We visited Lissadell House in May and did the guided tour.  Lissadell House is a big country house, located in North Sligo.  It originally belonged to the Gore-Booth family, who were Anglo Irish landlords.  They sold it to the Cassidy-Walsh family in 2004, who have since renovated it and use it as their own family home and have also managed to turn it into an interesting visitor attraction, which is open … Continue reading The light of evening, Lissadell

Sailing boats passing a lighthouse in Sligo bay

Memory Harbour

Over the June bank holiday, I was out at Rosses Point in Sligo and took a walk to Deadman’s Point.  I wanted to see the old River Pilot Watch-house, this old ruin of a cottage recently appeared on the Bob Geldof documentary called “A Fanatic Heart”, which was commissioned by RTE for their reflecting the rising series.  I knew the Yeats family had an old summer house at Rosses … Continue reading Memory Harbour