Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sligo with Ken and Nancy
This last week our good friends from home, Ken and Nancy, came over to Ireland. We met them for a few days in Sligo, just south of Donegal.
 Sligo is noted as the home and burial site of the poet W.B. Yeats, Ireland's most famous poet.  Everywhere there were reminders: Yeats Inn, Yeats Park, Yeats Pub.

       The Cradle Song

The angels are stooping
Above your bed;
They weary of trooping
With the wimpering dead.
God's laughing in Heaven
To see you so good;
The Sailing Seven
Are gay with His mood.
I sigh that kiss you,
For I must own
That I shall miss you
When you have grown.
Sligo, like much of Ireland, is varied in its landscape and history. There was much to see:

And the place we've got our eye on:


  1. ...and what a lovely time we had with you. Thanks for taking part of your precious weekend to share it with us. Safe travels home, and just so ya know, some faerie raked yer leaves (not us).
    Nancy and Ken

  2. We miss you Dad and Amy! It was weird to be in Andover without you... xoxoxoxoxo