first_imgIT promises to be the stand-out event of the summer this Saturday – as thousands of people converge on Lissadell House in north County Sligo to celebrate the 150th birthday of national poet W B Yeats.There will, of course, be poetry competitions.But there will be loads more as Lissadell becomes a new adventure centre for the North West. Events include:Unveiling of the Poetry Plaque On A Political PrisonerYeats Dawn Cycle Race – Wild Atlantic WheelsYeats’ Muse by the Curlew Theatre CompanyPoetry recitations and writers literary talksTraditional Sean Nos singers from Clare IslandFootball exhibition matchesMusic by a variety of different artistsWoodland poetry walkThere will also be food stalls offering tastes from local produce from Donegal and Sligo – and from around the world.“It is going to be a spectacular day, showing off all that is great in the North West of Ireland,” said Lissadell owner Eddie Walsh. “We have loads of people coming from Donegal and the more than come the merrier. It promises to be a very special day for people from throughout this corner of the country.“It’s a celebration of Yeats, but it’s also a celebration of all that is great up here.”Jarlath Gantly from Wild Atlantic Wheels and Lissadell Adventure – based on the sprawling estate – says the fun won’t end this Saturday.As part of plans to open up the estate, he has introduced a cycle trail through the grounds, which Donegal U14 girls footballers sampled last week.They are also offering kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) along the 3km of beach on the estate. “We are blessed with the most spectacular scenery and we are linking with Donegal tourism to make this part of the Wild Atlantic Way more accessible and a must-see destination in the North West,” he said.“Lissadell is a stately home and estate, but it’s all open now and we are adding some wonderful adventure to the mix.”ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AT LISSADELL THIS SATURDAY – AND MORE ADVENTURE TO COME! was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Great Yeats BirthdayLissadellparty Saturdaylast_img

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