Acclaimed poets gather in Sligo to celebrate centenary of WB Yeats Nobel Prize

A number of leading Irish poets will gather in Sligo this weekend to mark the centenary of WB Yeats winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.


The event will include a public reading of 100 of Yeats’ poems and a tribute to Seamus Heaney, the last Irish person to win the Nobel Prize.


The event in Sligo is one of a series of specially commissioned commemorations of Yeats being awarded the Nobel prize.


Susan O’Keefe, Director of the Yeats Society is inviting members of the public to mark the occasion in Sligo: