Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff Churchyard Yeats is laid.
By the road an ancient cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase;
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!
W. B. Yeats
The Yeats Sligo Trail - 4 days
The Yeats Sligo Trail is an unguided trail ride.
You can ride the Yeats Sligo Trail only with a minimum of two*
Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons - but, if you really
would like to ride a Trail and you don't have
a riding companion we have the possibility to help you find one
on our Meeting
Page on the Internet.
Our arrival days are:
Friday or Saturday (10:00 a.m.)
The Horse Holiday Farm lies in the shadow of Ben Bulben directly
on the Atlantic coast with stunning views. Enjoy a few days riding
in the countryside immortalised by the poet W. B. Yeats.
Day 1: Arrive at Horse
Holiday Farm by mid day to meet your horse and have a trial
ride so you become acquainted with your mount
for the next few days. Receive saddlebags and maps and overnight
in the vicinity of the farm.
To Streedagh: Ride from the farm along the shore to Dernish
Island and Streedagh Beach where three ships of the Spanish Armada
went aground in 1588 just a short distance off shore. Experience
the gallop of your life on the wonderful long golden sandy beach
of Streedagh. Overnight near Streedagh.
With Ben Bulben on your left and the Atlantic on your
right ride along old cart tracks, bogland paths and small country
roads to Trawbawn ( in English White Sands). About 7km off shore
you can see Inishmurray Island - it has a monastic settlement
founded around 500 A.D. You will enjoy an unforgettable view
from Cullumore cliffs over Sligo Bay as far as the coastline
of Co. Mayo. Follow the way to your next overnight stop at a
To Drumcliffe: Head for Ardtarmon Strand passing the
lovely Ardtarmon Castle on the way to Lissadell Beach. You will
pass by the historical Lissadell House family home of Countess
Constance Markievicz and extolled in poetry by W.B.Yeats.
" the light of evening , Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south"
Leaving Lissadell Beach at Carney, riding through forest, you
are now heading for the foot of Ben Bulben from where you will
have fantastic views over Sligo Bay arriving at Drumcliffe to
overnight at a modern guesthouse. Do take the time to visit Drumcliffe
Churchyard nearby to visit Yeat's grave and read his epitaph..
Return to the farm next morning after breakfast.
Offer includes: 4 nights Bed and Breakfast
4 days riding ( including the arrival day)
Arrivals: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
In order to participate in our Trail riders must be fit and able
to trot, canter and gallop at ease, You must also be capable
of taking good care of your horse: feed , groom and tack up.
On all programmes children must be over 12 years of age and good
riders and also must be capable of spending long hours in the
Trail 4 day.
Includes: 4 nights bed and breakfast and 4 days riding
Your horse, plus all equipment for your horse and saddlebags.
Transportation from last overnight back to the farm.
Price: July 5 – August 23, 2014€ 565.00
May 1 – July 4, 2014 & August 24 – October 23, 2014 € 540.00
ARRIVALS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meeting time: 10.00 a.m. arrival at stables Horse Holiday Farm
for 4day programmes
Ask for our free DVD “Horse
Riding Holidays at the Horse Holiday Farm”
information , please visit our other pages and contact
It is sometimes possible to book a riding holiday at short notice: just phone
us, send us an email or fill up the
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
Fax : (071) 9166400
and the UK:
Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400
Telephone : 011 353 71 9166152
Fax : 011 353 71 9166400
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and Hotels in Grange, Mullaghmore and Sligo
The Horse Holiday
Farm is Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) approved and
a member of A.I.R.E., the Association of Irish Riding Establishments.