Third visit to Yeats country

The purpose of the visit in early May was to capture images of a number of locations where weather or light conditions on previous trips had been less than ideal. These locations included the panoramas of the Yeats country from Knocknarea, the hill overlooking Sligo Bay on the summit of which is the mound believed to  conceal Queen Maeve’s tomb. I also photographed a number of other locations familiar to Yeats (including the docks at Sligo town) before travelling to Galway to photograph Thoor Ballylee in early morning light. I was relieved to discover that the restoration work I had encountered on previous visits had been completed. Finally, I returned to the Flaggy Shore in County Clare, a significant location in the life and work of both Heaney and Yeats.

 

Flaggy Shore
Knocknarea from Rosses Point

 

Flaggy Shore 4
Sligo Bay from Knocknarea

 

Flaggy Shore 3
View North from Knocknarea

 

Flaggy Shore 7
Eagle’s Rock, Co. Leitrim

 

Flaggy Shore 2
Mooring, Sligo docks

 

Flaggy Shore 1
Silo and warehouse, Sligo docks

 

Flaggy Shore 10
Thoor Ballylee, morning light

 

Flaggy Shore 11
The mill at Thoor Ballylee

 

Flaggy Shore 3
Flaggy Shore (1)

 

Flaggy Shore 2
Flaggy Shore (2)

 

Flaggy Shore 1
Flaggy Shore (3)