This image was taken at Rosses Point very close to Elsinore House where WB Yeats spent much of his childhood summers.

To the left of the photo at Deadman's Point is a building called the Pilot House.   It was built in 1810 and was the home of the estuary pilot, whose job was to guide ships into Sligo Harbour. In later times it is said to have been used by smugglers.

The Pilot house features in the short story 'The Old Men of the Twilight' by Yeats:

“At the place, close to the Dead Man's Point, at the Rosses, where the
disused pilot-house looks out to sea through two round windows like
eyes, a mud cottage stood in the last century”.


See my other photograph of the Pilot House here
 

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