Francis Ledwidge was born at Slane
in 1887 as last of eight sons. By his friend Lord
Dunsany he will be presented to the circle of the Irish writers and with
'Songs of the Fields' in 1915 he got famous.
He entered as an volunteer the 'Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers'
in 1914, fighting indifferent places in Europe and died in the third
battle of Yrpes in Belgium where he is buried.
The cottage where he was born
is interesting not only because he is a famous poet but also because it
shows the way of living in the end of the XIX century.