Poetry, painting, song, craft and … wine and sausages? All will be on the menu for Sligo’s second annual Yeats Day celebration throughout the town on Thursday June 13, birthday of Nobel Prize Winning poet WB Yeats.
This year the day will be a dawn to dusk celebration not just of Sligo’s Nobel Laureate and his works, but also of his brother Jack, one of the country’s most significant painters of the last century, and his sisters Susan and Elizabeth- who made an enormous contribution to the Gaelic art and crafts revival in the early 20th century.
The highlight will be the birthday celebrations on O’Connell Street, Sligo with poetry, balloons, birthday cake and music.
Yeat’s actual Nobel prize is on display at the County Library, Stephen Street, Sligo. To celebrate the prize, restaurants in Sligo will serve a variety of foods, based on the theme of sausages and wine, the food that WB celebrated with when he was told he had won the prize. Apparently it was the only food he had in the house!
The following eateries will be serving a wine and artisan sausage special today as part of the Yeats Day wine and sausage trail … (click links to see menu)
Don’t forget to tag your #YeatsDay wine and sausage trail photos with #sligobites !