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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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17 Jul 2015

Poetry Competition Winner

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22 Jun 2015

​Yeats 150: Church of Ireland Archives Record Key Events of the Poet’s Life

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22 Jun 2015

Yeats at 150 by Joseph M. Hassett

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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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