William Butler Yeats: After the election of Donald Trump, there was a massive surge in online searches for his magnificently doom-laden “The Second Coming”. Photograph:  Getty

There are many ways to measure the state of the world and economists, ecologists and anthropologists labour mightily over them. Opening the Yeats Inte(...)

Tony Toher

Anthony (Tony) Toher, MPSI, died on December 13th, 2016, at the age of 96. A dedicated Sligonian, he brought great enthusiasm to his work as a pharmac(...)

Samuel Beckett Summer School runs at Trinity College Dublin in August

Blás Summer School This school offers an opportunity to get a taste of all aspects of traditional Irish music and dance. It has its home at th(...)

Jim Brennan and Shane Toolan in Hargadons Bar in Sligo town during the Yeats Vintage  Day event on Saturday, part of the Tread Softly festival. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

After 53 years you might think they’d run out of things to say at the annual Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. Far from it. This year, a new(...)

School of jazz: every year, the Sligo Jazz Project assembles a roll call of internationally renowned musicians and puts them in a local national school with a group of students from all over Europe

Rufus Reid has travelled the world and seen more than his fair share of jazz festivals, but the famous bass player has always felt particularly at hom(...)