Benbulben mountain is part of the Dartry mountain range which was formed during the last Ice age, 20,000 years ago.
This print features a quote from ‘Under Ben Bulben’ by the Irish poet, W.B Yeats:
“Under bare Ben Bulben’s head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago; a church stands near,
By the road an ancient Cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase,
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!”
Under Ben Bulben