Yeats Day June 09th -13th 2016

LilyLolly Craftfest May 26th - 22 June, 2016


Sligo's annual celebration of all things quality and design led

WB’s creative sisters Susan (Lily) and Elizabeth(Lolly) will be celebrated at the LilyLolly Craftfest this June along side the Yeats Day festival.

It includes exhibitions and classes and will run from May 26th - June 22nd.

It will celebrate and encourage etching, drawing, spinning, pottery, hand embroidery techniques, automatic writing and tea leaf reading in various venues including Lissadell Parish Hall and Nazareth Care Village.

W.B Yeats’ sisters Susan and Elizabeth – Lily and Lolly – as they were affectionately known by their siblings – were artisans.

They were highly accomplished and deeply creative women who through a lifetime of endeavour made a unique and lasting contribution to the continuance and evolution of Irish craft.

In celebrating the astonishing artistic and cultural achievements of the entire Yeats family on this day, Sligo can embrace artistry and creativity in all its forms.

The Yeats family is a wonderful metaphor, a stunning embodiment of artistic creativity and as such, the members of that family have provided us with a unique opportunity to freely embrace and celebrate all forms of creativity.

Change of contact in the programme: For all events at St. Angela's College please contact Ursula on 0719135659 or email to book

Full programme of events. 

For more details visit the Lilylolly facebook page.  



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Starts: June 09th -13th 2016

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