The Land of Yeats
ireland with michael

The episode begins in Sligo town, steeped in the history of Nobel Poet Laureate William Butler Yeats. Yeats' scholar Susan O Keeffe discusses Yeats' connection to the county, his importance in literature and his beautiful poetry in a tour of the Yeats Center, where Aileen Mythen sings "Down By The Sally Gardens" written by Yeats himself. Michael drives south to Thoor Ballylee where Yeats summered and a constant in his poetry. Michael heads on to the town of Mohill, to visit the gravesite of legendary blind composer Turlough O' Carolan, meets Seamus O Flaharta who plays O'Carolan music on the Harp. He then visits the sprawling medieval estate of Lough Rynn and finishes with a trip to the world-renowned Belleek Pottery, founded by a local landlord to create employment during the Great Hunger.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 206

About Ireland with Michael:

Travel across Ireland with internationally renowned singer Michael Londra in a celebration of Irish culture, history, and music.

Combining glorious video footage from the Emerald Isle, fascinating travel destinations, exciting cultural experiences, and performances from Irish stars, Ireland with Michael allows you to tour Ireland from your own home.

Ireland with Michael takes viewers to intriguing Irish destinations where they'll learn about Irish history, meet local artisans, experience small-town pubs and food, and enjoy VIP access to unique musical and cultural experiences.

Using performances with public television favorites like Celtic Thunder's Ryan Kelly and Celtic Woman's Chloe Agnew, chats with New York Times best selling author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), platinum artist Nathan Carter, traditional Irish music legends, Beoga and many more, Michael takes the viewer on an Irish adventure the only way he knows how; through music, song and dance.




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