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Alexander (Aleck) Crichton:  May 9th 1918 - April 18th 2017. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Alexander (Aleck) Crichton had a long life but he never wasted a moment. He was a whiskey magnate who served as governor of Bank of Ireland. A second (...)

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(...)

Hennessy Literary Awards: the winners of the 2017 awards will be announced at a gala ceremony on March 28th at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Dublin. Illustration: Jayesh/Getty

Let’s begin with Sebastian Barry – a penniless 23-year-old Sebastian Barry, that is, in a tiny room in Paris in 1979, writing and rewriting a story he(...)

Emergence of new documents have  cast doubt over whether the  remains of Poet WB Yeats are buried in Co Sligo. Photograph: Getty

Students arriving for the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo this weekend will continue to visit the poet’s grave in Drumcliffe, according to (...)

Sligo’s Yeats community is standing by its belief  that WB Yeats was buried at Drumcliffe graveyard, in the light of newly revealed correspondence suggesting otherwise.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sligo’s Yeats community was unperturbed at the weekend at the contents of newly-revealed correspondence casting doubts over the authenticity of WB Yea(...)

File photograph of speakers, including the late Seamus Heaney,  at the 38th Yeats International Summer School in 1997 on a visit to the grave in Drumcliffe. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Yeats Society president Martin Enright has said that he is not unduly surprised or upset about new doubts over the authenticity of WB Yeats’s burial i(...)

Sligo-based gardener, writer and designer Lorely Forrester, who will be building her first Bloom show garden later this month. Photograph: Fionn Rogers

It’s not easy bringing a show garden to life. Ask those who’ve succeeded, and they’ll confirm that it requires steady nerves, patience and time, al(...)

Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co  Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Thoor Ballylee in south Galway where WB Yeats would climb his “winding, gyring, spring treadmill of a stair” may become a new cultural centre if fundi(...)

Annie West with ‘Prime Time’ presenter David McCullagh at the launch of Yeats in Love in the Yeats Building, Sligo.

Annie West developed a “loathing” for the poetry of WB Yeats at school and there was an element of “getting my own back” with her book Yeats in Love.(...)

Joe Murphy left, Sligo County Council, and solicitor Dermot Hewson speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The owners of Lissadell estate have been urged to reopen the historic property to the public following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in their favou(...)

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