Two of his poems, "What Then?" and "An Acre Of Grass" are about Riversdale.
Developers bought the house in the late 1990s and applied for planning permission to build "60 High Quality Residential Units" on the site. As a result of action by local residents the planning permission was refused.
Eventually the developers succeeded in getting planning permission for three four-bedroom luxury detached homes and a three single storey two-bedroom mews-type houses.
- note this page refers to the original planning application. The completed development was significantly different.
- The University of Delaware has correspondence of Yeats' from Riversdale.
- Mentions Riversdale in passing.
- This article refers to a planning permission which was later revoked. The final development was significantly different.