"O, but I saw a solemn sight; Said the rambling, shambling travelling-man; Castle Dargan's ruin all lit, Lovely ladies dancing in it."

W.B. Yeats and Sligo

"I liked the place", he said,"For the romances of its two ruined castles facing one another across a little lake". - W. B. Yeats
It is almost a century since Yeats penned these King of the Great Clock Tower lines following one of his many visits to Castle Dargan.

Follow in his footsteps today at Castle Dargan and the nearby Yeats Society located in the Yeats Memorial Building in the centre of Sligo click here for directions.  Or vist the famous poets last resting place in Drumcliff, just north of Sligo and under the shadow of Benbulben.(below is


(the bronze statue above of William Butler Yeats located outside the Ulster bank on Stephen Street in Sligo, created by Rohan Gillespie. Yeats’ son, Michael, unveiled it in 1989 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. The statue is engraved  with excerpts of the poet’s most famous works)