ACIA and the Association of Chinese Professionals in Ireland (ACPI) co-ordinated a visit to Lissadell House and Gardens, Sligo, Ireland

 

The great poet W. B. Yeats stayed at Lissadell in 1893 and 1894, where he wrote a beautiful poem:

The light of evening, Lissadell
Great windows open to the south
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle. ...

Many a time I think to seek
One or the other out and speak
Of that old Georgian mansion, mix
pictures of the mind, recall
That table and the talk of youth,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle.

W. B. Yeats

 

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