Happy Pancake Day!

Firstly Happy Pancake Day. As it's a big year of WB Yeats here in Sligo (well worldwide really) I dedicated my pancake to the poet himself...I think there's a bit of a likeness there. It's also my birthday today, I got very spoilt and had a lovely day  🙂

Trumpets and Knickers

Yes I know it's an odd blog title...but it's to do with the Spike Sligo stories I'm working on. All will be revealed when the time comes 😉 The good people of twitter must think I'm going slightly mad with my talk of trumpets and knickers.It's been really interesting though, Spike Milligan was a real... Continue Reading →

On Baile’s Strand

Yesterday was a brilliant day in Sligo. The Blue Raincoat Theatre Company performed Yeat's On Baile's Strand on Cummeen Strand, Strandhill. It was all very interesting right from the journey over to the play itself. I didn't realise Cummeen Strand was so close to Coney Island and I have a really bad leg at the... Continue Reading →

Yeats Day 2013

Today was Yeats Day. It was a celebration of what would have been the birthday of W.B. Yeats. So there were all kinds of festivities and events taking place. I spent most of the day running from one place to another and still missed most of it! WB Yeats and Maud Gonne were enjoying the... Continue Reading →

Lily and Lolly Craftfest

This year the Yeats Day event includes the launch of a 10-day rescheduled and re-branded Craftfest Northwest festival honouring WB's sisters Susan and Elizabeth - affectionately named Lily and Lolly by her siblings. Susan (Lily) was a keen embroiderist.  Elizabeth (Lolly) trained under the renowned artist and textile designer William Morris in London. She was... Continue Reading →

Yeats Day, 2013

Thursday June 13th, 2013 will see Sligo celebrate the second annual Yeats Day.  Sligo will come alive with a dawn to dusk celebration with something for everyone to enjoy. Come along and join in the party in O'Connell Street from 3-6pm.  Or why not have breakfast on Lough Gill. There are many events taking place... Continue Reading →

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