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Deck 10 - Salley Gardens kids area

The “Salley Gardens” kids area is located on Deck 10 between “Cafe Lafayette” and “The Abbey and The Peacock”.  “Down by the Salley Gardens” is a well-known poem and folk song written by Yeats which was first published in 1889 as “An Old Song Re-sung” then again in 1895 as “Down by the Salley Gardens”.  Yeats originally named it “An Old Song Re-sung” as he had actually reconstructed it from a song he remembered an old woman signing in Ballysodare, County Sligo.  The song is also known as “The Maids of Mourne Shore” or “The Mourne Shore”.

The "Salley Gardens" kids room onboard W.B. YEATS. Irish Ferries
The “Salley Gardens” kids room onboard W.B. YEATS. Irish Ferries
"Salley Gardens" kids area, Deck 10, W.B.YEATS. Copyright © David Faerder.
“Salley Gardens” kids area, Deck 10, W.B.YEATS. Copyright © David Faerder.
"Salley Gardens" kids area, Deck 10, W.B.YEATS. Copyright © David Faerder.
“Salley Gardens” kids area, Deck 10, W.B.YEATS. Copyright © David Faerder.

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