New Identity for Sligo (Ireland)

The legacy of the poet WB Yeats was developed during a one-year Cultural Planning Residency in 2008. Our work involved advising key stakeholders from planning, tourism, culture and economic development on how to work in a joined-up way to deliver the new master plan for Sligo city, based on the area's distinctive cultural resources. Sligo (city and county) has a number of high-profile assets capable of responding to the needs of the local communities and of attracting national and international interest (e.g. the Yeats legacy, archaeological sites and local landscape). However, such key resources needed to be brought into a more productive and contemporary framework of action, and this is what our residency achieved.