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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10 Dec 2014

​A Taste of the Yeats Summer School

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25 Nov 2014

22nd Yeats Winter School

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29 Oct 2014

Book Launch: Yeats in Love by Annie West

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Return to the West

an exhibition of paintings & sculptures

by Oliver Tennyson

Opening 1st December - 7.00pm until Saturday 13th December

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The Yeats International…

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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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