D2 YC Glencar Waterfall

Season 2, Episode 2,  May 25, 02:21 PM

Enjoy Day Two of the Yeats Country Guide https://www.racontour.com/yeats/

Glencar lake and waterfall
GPS location: 54.340271, -8.37323

We've guided you to the car park by Glencar lake. It's got clean WCs available and adequate parking for everything from buses to motorhomes. This car park may be the best place from which to do a proper walking tour of the area.

The waterfall is believed to be the site which inspired The Stolen Child, this is an enthralling place. Make sure you you climb the 100 or so easy steps on the looped walk, right past the waterfall and past the hazel bush where rags or votives have been tied to it where believers have made wishes.

WHERE dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats; There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys And of reddest stolen cherries.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he's going,
The solemn-eyed: He'll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than he can understand.

DIRECTIONS: After the waterfall, you'll be continuing your anti-clockwise journey around the lake taking you near Ben Bulben. We'll be guiding you to a scenic spot to pull over and enjoy the view. Click here to be brought to it on Google Maps.