Sligo - William Butler Yeats County Tour

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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 9



English (fluent)

Scenic Atlantic Way and Countryside Tour

Starting in Sligo town, your journey will begin with a drive through Rosses Point with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and onto Drumcliffe, best known as the final resting place of poet W. B. Yeats which is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. Here you will get to visit Yeats grave.
You will then travel to Lissadell House where Yeats spent much of his time. Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, a leader of the 1916 Rising and the first woman to be elected to Dail Eireann (Irish Government).
As we depart Lissadell Estate your journey will take you through the beautiful countryside with views of Benbulben Mountain and lead us to Glencar Waterfall. The waterfall, descending from a 50ft rocky headland into a deep pool is best viewed from the lovely wooded walk. Facilities on site include a playground and cosy tearooms where you can relax with a tea or coffee and a sandwich or treat yourself to a slice of freshly homemade cake.


Departing from agreed pick up point in Sligo town. (Alternatively Carrick on Shannon or Kilronan Castle by arrangement - 1 hour extra for tour)
Starting off with a drive through Rosses Point and onto Drumcliffe where you can spend time visiting Yeats Grave.
Onwards to Lissadell House and Gardens (45 minute tour of house and gardens optional - additional €14. 00 per adult and €6. 00 per child over 5 years - family rates available upon request).
Feel the heartbeat of the region as we take a 25 minute drive, taking in the magnificent views of Benbulben Mountain which will lead you to the majestic Glencar Waterfall.
The waterfall is best viewed from the lovely wooded walk which is approximately 1km and suitable for all types of users.
The tearooms are the perfect location for a light snack at the end of your visit to Glencar.
We will then have a 15 minute drive taking us back to Sligo town.

Tour will take approximately 4 hours in total. (Without the Lissadell House and Garden tour).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour will commence from Sligo town. Other locations can be accommodated for upon request.

End location: Tour will end in Sligo town or as previously agreed.

Duration: 4 hours


Transport will be provided using a 2017 Ford Custom Shuttle (max 8 passengers) with air conditioning front and rear.
Smaller groups can avail of one of our Chrysler 300C vehicles which can carry up to 4 passengers comfortably. Also has leather interior and fully air conditioned.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation
Bottled Water
Local Knowledge
Flexibility to additional requests subject to time constraints

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2440 Euro - €14 per adult (Lissadell Tour)
€10 + for lunch and/or snacks

What’s Extra

Other: Tour of Lisadell House (optional - ask tour guide for further information)
Tea / Coffee and snack at Glencar Tearooms

Private tour guide Colm

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