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.

Latest News

29 Oct 2014

Book Launch: Yeats in Love by Annie West

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13 Oct 2014

New Books: Will the Modernist Shakespeare and the European Historical Avant-Gardes

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10 Oct 2014

Recommended Reading: Captain Jack White Imperialism, Anarchism and the Irish Citizen Army

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Showing at the Gallery


an exhibition of paintings

by Tina Brooks

Opening 4th November - 6.00pm until Saturday 15th November

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Today at 6pm in the Yeats Memorial Building

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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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