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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28 Jan 2015

​Yeats 150 William Butler Yeats 1865–1939 Ed. Declan Foley

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26 Jan 2015

Huge attendance at the Yeats Winter School.

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23 Jan 2015

22nd Yeats Winter School begins

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  • reduced entry to some of the events of the Society
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Showing at the Gallery

The Hyde Bridge Open – 150 x 150

A special 150th Yeats exhibition that will take place next year during the 2015 celebrations. Artists are invited to send their Yeats inspired work, dimensions - 150mm x 150mm, that can be 2D or 3D (including frame) to the Gallery committee. The deadline to submit is January 30th 2015 and there is an admission fee of €10 per submission.

Please send an Artist CV, an explanation of the work and two images (jpeg), one of the complete piece and the other a close up. Please provide work details such as title and medium.

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Yeats Poetry Circle

Every Wednesday morning 10.30am - 12.30am

​A Taste of the Yeats…

Saturday 11th April 2015

Yeats Poetry Circle

Every Wednesday morning 10.30am - 12.30am

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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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