All ready and set to ‘Arise and Go’ for Yeats Day in Sligo tomorrow, Thursday

Tomorrow is Yeats Day in Sligo, when the Nobel Prize winning poet’s 154th birthday will be marked by various events and activities.

One of those events will be the launch of a special structure entitled ‘White Birds Fly’ by artist Conor McNally.

The sculpture can be seen above the Yeats Building, at Hyde Bridge in Sligo.

It takes its inspiration from the sea gulls in the Yeats poem entitled ‘White Birds’.

It also marks 60 years of the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo — the longest-running academic summer school in the world — that opens this year on July 25th.

Susan O’Keeffe, director of the Yeats Society Sligo, has been telling Ocean FM News about the sculpture.

Meanwhile, people are also being urged to recite some Yeats poetry tomorrow — and post it online as part of the Yeats Day celebrations.