Yeats Day 2017 in Sligo


Sligo’s sixth annual celebration of its Nobel Laureate takes place on the poets birthday June 13th.

This years programme is crammed full of celebratory events throughout the town. There’ll be poetry in abundance in church yards and pubs, there will be music, visual arts and of course the traditional cutting of a massive birthday cake in O’Connell street by “The Giant of Literature” himself, a 25ft street puppet creation by Cillian Rodgers. The cake cutting takes place at 1.15pm outside Hargadons Pub following the lunchtime poetry reading there.

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