There will also be a public reading of 100 of Yeats' poems.

“My Numberless Dreams. My Passionate Rhyme. PoetryIreland Then and Now” is the name of the event, which features readings by Paul Muldoon, Chair of Irish Poetry.

Being a part of the celebrations here in the poet's “soulscape” is very enjoyable. From the beginning to the end, Sligo was more than just the backdrop for some of Yeats' best poems it would also come to represent a character in them.”

This weekend, there will be speeches, readings, and panel discussions. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Theo Dorgan, Jessica Traynor, Victoria Kennefick, John McAuliffe, and Stephen Sexton are among the contemporary poets and authors present.

Caitríona Yeats, the granddaughter of poet Yeats, will provide a public reading of one hundred of Yeats' poems. On the tenth anniversary of his passing, there will also be a memorial service for the last Irish recipient of the Nobel Prize, Seamus Heaney.

Along with Frank Gallagher and Steve Wickham, there will be a performance by the Sligo band No Crows.

Schoolchildren in Sligo are attending lectures and workshops this weekend on the significance of the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as the reasons why the Yeats Nobel Prize is still significant after 100 years.

The director of the Yeats Society in Sligo, Susan O'Keeffe, stated: "Irish poetry has a rich and enduring history. Poets have always told the realities that others choose to ignore or avoid, and their creative and healing abilities should always be appreciated and supported.

“In this Centenary year of WB Yeats Nobel Prize, we are delighted to host an event, with outstanding poets, which places poetry front and centre; the poetry of the past, of the now and on into the next hundred years.”

The event is a part of a larger celebration of the award's centenary that Yeats Society Sligo created in collaboration with other institutions and groups.

The Official Decade of Centenaries is funding the nationwide itinerary of activities, which has been arranged by Yeats Society Sligo.

The National Library of Ireland, which Yeats liked to visit, Seanad Éireann, where he served as a senator from the Free State's founding in 1922, and the Abbey Theatre, which he co-founded with Lady Gregory in 1904, all central to anniversary activities.

Across the country, local libraries and primary schools have been crucial to the commemorations.