Welcoming Dinner

03 Jun 2015
20:00 - 10:30
Drumcliffe Tea House

Welcoming Dinner

Great food, great company, stunning location and W.B. Yeat’s poetry readings.

What better way to start to get to know each other than celebrating the joys of fine food together. Our welcome dinner will spoil you with the best of seasonal fresh local produce in a warm, private and intimate setting.

On the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats we’ll be celebrating dinner at Drumcliffe Tea House situated beside his burial place in a stunning location at the foot of Benbulben mountain.

At Drumcliffe, St Columba founded a monastery in the 6th century. Today a magnificent 11th Century High Cross and the remains of a Round Tower still stand. In one of his best known poems,Yeats made his final wishes known.

Under bare Ben Bulben’s head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago, a church stands near,
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!