We went to the William B Yeats museum first. We got a tour of the museum. It was very interesting. I learned all about Yeats life. William B Yeats is a very successful poet. His poems are still read today. Yeats was born on the 13th of June 1865. He was born in Dublin but spent a lot of his time in London. Yeats had spent his childhood holidays in Co. Sligo. He studied poetry from an early age and he loved the Irish legends. Yeats fell in love with a women named Maud Gonne. Yeats proposed to her 6 times. Yeats never married her. It is said that a lot of poems that Yeats wrote ,he wrote for of or about Maud Gonne. Yeats met Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn who all set up the Abbey Theater. His father was a painter. Yeats brother John B Yeats became a successful painter. I enjoyed the Yeats museum.
We then went to the Art Gallery. We saw lots of painting by different Artist. William B Yeats brother John B Yeats was a painter. We saw two of his paintings in the Gallery. One of his paintings that we saw is called "Grief". It was a very interesting painting. John Yeats used large brush stocks. This made the Picture look out of focus and messy,But when you look closer you realize that there was huge amounts of detail. This makes you look at the painting for a long time. We also saw Ireland favourite painting. It's called Convent Garden Brittany by William John Leech We saw paintings by an Italian artist and many others. I loved the visit to the Art Gallery. It was my favourite tour out of the three trips today.
After lunch we we to the National History Museum to look a the bog bodies. The bog bodies are bodies that were found in bogs.The bog helped preserve the bodies. Some of the bodies are thousands of years old. The were all thought to be kings or important people from the bronze age. The bog bodies are named after the place there they were found e.g Clonycavan man. There were four bog bodies in the museum. Two of the bodies had a band around there arm. Historians think that this was a symbol that these people were high up in society. We also saw lots of gold ornaments from the bronze age. They were very interesting. Archaeologists found 146 gold bracelets were found and seven neck ornaments. Hundreds of clay pots were also found. I really enjoyed the National museum tour.