The Stolen Child

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  • Yeats and Sligo

Later, Yeats continued to come to Sligo for long summer holidays. His uncle, George Pollexfen and cousins and their home in Sligo provided both a settled background and a landscape of mystery and beauty that stirred his imagination.

Rosses Point, County Sligo
Photo courtesy of Rob Tucker.

In 'The Stolen Child', he remembers the magic of Rosses Point:

"Where the wave of moonlight glosses

The dim grey sands with light,

Far off by furthest Rosses

We foot it all the night,"