The Yeats Society and The Yeats International Summer School The Yeats Society and The Yeats International Summer School

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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, Art Gallery, Yeats Poetry Circle, Poets Parlour, Reference library and Lily's and Lolly's cafe.

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30 Sep 2014

​Con Brio presents:

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29 Sep 2014

Sligo In Transition - Sligo Field Club Conference 18th October 2014

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29 Sep 2014

2014 Allingham Festival

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  • Winter School discount
  • 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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Showing at the Gallery


Arlene McPadden

28th August - 4th Septmeber

Fine Art Taxidermy

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For Culture Night Sligo pop into the Yeats Memorial Building to see a little bit of Young Yeats events, art, videos and people! All welcome!

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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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Annie West, Damien Brennan and Young Yeats Society Sligo - County Matters on Irish TV

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