Welcome to Yeats!

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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30 Nov 2017

Yeats Winter School runs from January 26th to 29th...

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30 Nov 2017

Gift shop now open every Tue - Sat, 10-4pm in the Banking Hall at the Yeats Society Building

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30 Nov 2017

We will be launching our new membership package of benefits for 2018 - on December 11

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  • 3 FREE lectures during the Summer School
  • reduced entry to some of the events of the Society
  • and support the ongoing development of the Society
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    Yeats Poetry Circle

    Every Wednesday morning 10.30am - 12.30am

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    People who lean on logic and philosophy

    and rational exposition end by starving

    the best part of the mind. - WB Yeats

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