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William Butler Yeats is recognised as one of the greatest poets of the English language. His influence on subsequent poets has guaranteed W. B. Yeats an honoured place in the canon of English literature. Yeats's poetry, prose and drama have always been associated closely with Sligo. Through the creative space of the Yeats Memorial Building, the Yeats Society has sought to serve the needs of those interested in Yeats's poetry through the Yeats Summer School, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Poetry Circle, Poets Parlour, Reference library and Lily's and Lolly's cafe.

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11 Jul 2017

Seán Golden Lecture - Sat 15 July 7pm The Factory

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4 Jul 2017

An Invitation from Joan McBreen

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2 Jul 2017

YISS 2017 Programme Updates

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    Yeats Poetry Circle

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    I had a thought for no one's but your ears;

    That you were beautiful, and that I strove

    To love you in the old high way of love;

    In the Seven Woods - Adam's Curse.

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