The Salley Gardens – the home of a good pint and warm friendly atmosphere.
“There are no strangers here. Only friends you haven’t yet met” W.B Yeats
The words are a poem by William Butler Yeats which was published in Crossways in 1889. Herbert Hughes set it to music.
A salley is a willow tree. It was once common to have gardens of willows for osiers (willow rods). These gardens were kept to have material for basket-making and for thatch roofing of cottages. The Gaelic for willow is saileach, which comes from the Latin, salix for willow tree.