Former Yeats Society president’s funeral to take place tomorrow at 2pm

The funeral takes place tomorrow of Aleck Crichton, a former president of the Yeats Society in Sligo who spent his working life in the family’s famous Jameson whiskey business.

He initiated the merger that brought Jamesons, Powers and Cork Distillers together to form Irish Distillers.

Crickton, like his grandfather, was also on the board or the court of Bank of Ireland.

A number of years ago at a Yeats birthday event in Sligo, he recalled seeing the young W B Yeats.

The late Mr Crichton, who was 98, will be buried tomorrow after Service in Christ Church, Dromard, in West Sligo, at 2pm.

Speaking to Ocean Fm News, Yeats Society President Martin Enright remembers the late Aleck Crichton: