Holidays with Yeats' Grandfather

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  • Yeats and Sligo

In 1867, when W.B. Yeats was two years old, the Yeats family emigrated to London from their home in Sandymount in Dublin.

For the next fourteen years, Yeats spent long summer holidays with his grandfather in Sligo.

In 'Towards Break of Day', he remembers Glencar Waterfall:

I thought: "There is a waterfall

Upon Ben Bulben side

That all my childhood counted dear"