Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Sligo Yeatses Come to Town

When I opened the Niland Gallery in Sligo, some years ago, I gave unstinting praise to the memory of Nora Niland whom I had known since 1958 or 1959, sharing her enthusiasm for the Yeats family and for the various projects in which h she became involved. These included the Yeats Summer School, which she helped to create, the Sligo County Museum, which she had already established, and the Jack Yeats paintings which she shrewdly acquired over a number of years.