Mella to read Yeats


THERE will be a special reading of Yeats on Valentine’s day in Hargadons.

LYRICAL: Yeats poetry readings are on every day at 1pm.
LYRICAL: Yeats poetry readings are on every day at 1pm.

The pub and restaurant on O’Connell street has been involved in poetry readings and hopes to have 365 poems read throughout the year.

For Valentine’s day Mella Gallagher a seven-year-old will read the Yeats poem ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’.

Mella’s is due to be reading at 1pm and will have a special Valentine’s day costume to mark the occasion.

The poetry readings have gained a lot of momentum since they have began, with different people each day coming to Hagadon’s to take part.

The list for readers is booked out now until mid-March.

Joe Grogan, the manager of Hargadon’s said “they (the readings) are going very well. We are fully booked until the middle of March for readers.”

Those wanting to read poems are not just from Sligo, but are coming from all around the world.

“We had a novel one the other day where there was a guy on Skype, Desmond Gallagher who is doing it from Australia. He is the founder of the Yeats Society in Australia,” Joe commented.

Also as part of Valentine’s weekend, there will be a special An Post Tour of Sligo. The cyclists hope to read a poem while cycling on tandem bikes.

The is supported by several cycle clubs from around Sligo are going to be involved.

They will then make their way to the Yeats statue outside the Ulster Bank for 2pm.

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