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Tread Softly…is part of Sligo’s Season of Yeats, supported by Fáilte Ireland, commencing annually on June 13th, the poet’s birthday.

The Season of Yeats continues right through the Cairde Festival in July to reach its finale in August with the Yeats International Summer School and the Tread Softly… festival.

WB Yeats is considered by many to be the greatest English language poet of the 20th Century. Throughout his life he wrote about Sligo and the beauty, folklore and spirituality of the surrounding landscape. His brother Jack once said he never created a painting “without at least a thought of Sligo in it”.

Tread Softly… is an initiative with Fáilte Ireland to develop a platform for the many interested parties collaborating to promote the strong link between Sligo and the Yeats family nationally and internationally.