Down by the Sally Gardens

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  • Yeats and Sligo

Yeats wrote a lovely poem about the sallows growing alongside the Garavogue River. The poem has been set to music and is now a popular song.
Garavogue River.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Quigley.

Down by the Sally Gardens :

"Down by the sally gardens my love and I did meet;

She passed the sally gardens with little snow-white feet.

She bid me take life easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;

But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree"