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The Sligo Yeats Trail - 4 days (from 1. May to 23. October 2014)
As featured on Countryfile, BBC 1, August 12th, 2007
• The Yeats Sligo Trail is an unguided trail ride
• Enjoy a few days riding in the countryside immortalised by the poet W. B. Yeats
• Riding by the sea, gallop on sandy beaches
• Ride along old cart tracks, bogland paths and small country roads

Opening Dates for 2015 Season: 30 April – 17 October 2015 (High Season 09 July – 20 August)
(Closed 2 – 9 July 2015)

Our arrival days are: Thursday, Friday or Saturday (10:00 a.m.)

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* riders.
*The unguided 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:
Thursday, 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.

Day 2:
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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.

Day 3:

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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 family guesthouse.

Day 4:

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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)
Thursday, Friday or Saturday (10:00 a.m.)

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 saddle.

Internet offer only!
Yeats 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 10 – August 20, 2015 € 565.00
April 30 – July 1, 2015 & August 21 – October 15, 2015 € 540.00

ARRIVALS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meeting time: 10.00 a.m. arrival at stables Horse Holiday Farm

Reservations for 4day programmes

Download the programme "Yeats Trail" for printing

See Video-Section: Gallop on Beach

Ask for our free DVD “Horse Riding Holidays at the Horse Holiday Farm”

For detailed information , please visit our other pages and contact us.

It is sometimes possible to book a riding holiday at short notice: just phone us, send us an email or fill up the
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Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

Telephone : (071) 9166152
Fax : (071) 9166400

From Europe and the UK:
Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400

From the USA:
Telephone : 011 353 71 9166152
Fax : 011 353 71 9166400

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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.

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