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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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25 Mar 2015

Notification of the Annual General Meeting of the Yeats Society

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9 Mar 2015

The Decline of the Irish Language in the Nineteenth Century.

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3 Mar 2015

Seachtain na Gaeilge@Yeats

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The Hyde Bridge Gallery (Yeats Society) will open a unique exhibition featuring the new work of Irish-born artist Bryan Gerard Duffy on March 24th, on view until April 4th.

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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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