A collection of items from the Yeats Library's Special Collections is currently on exhitbition in the library. The theme of this exhibition is the supernatural and it's influence on writers, poets, and artists in their creative works- from the fairies of folklore to the vampires of gothic horror.
The Celtic twilight: men and women, dhouls and faeries by W. B Yeats, a 1st edition based on local folklore from Sligo
The Fairies, poem by William Allingham (who was from Ballyshannon)
Gothic horror novels by Bram Stoker (whose mother had lived in Sligo)including Dracula, Dracula's Guest and The Snake’ Pass
Images of gothic art including The Last Detail from the artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1510), taken from the Anne Yeats Art Collection.
These items can be viewed in the Special Collections Exhbition area just inside the entrance doors to the Social Zone.