General Information


The Yeats Memorial Building

The Yeats Building is centrally located on Hyde Bridge, in Sligo Town Centre. This beautiful building is the home of the Yeats Society, Sligo, and was donated to the Yeats Society by the AIB Bank in 1973.

Available in this literary centre are:

The Yeats International Summer School

Now in its 56th year the Yeats International Summer School brings students and professors from every country and continent of the world to Sligo for a two week cultural and literary experience.

The Yeats Reference Library

This includes over 3,000 titles and 54 years of audio-visual archive which is available to scholars for research purposes.

The Hyde Bridge Gallery

The Gallery open to the public all year round for local, national and international exhibitions.

Yeats Exhibition

"Yeats in the West"
The exhibition outlines for visitors the Yeats family geneology, the people and places which were a major influence on the life and career of W. B. Yeats, the man as well as the poet.

Guided tours of the exhibition are provided for all visitors upon request by a local volunteer. For large groups, talks and short performances can be arranged to suit duration requirements prior to the visit. Please contact the Yeats Society for more details, pricing and availability.

Exhibition is open Mon-Fri 10am - 5:00pm

Exhibition Fee: €3
Includes exhibition leaflet, Yeats card, and guided tour.

Yeats Poetry Circle

The Yeats Society Poetry Circle meets every Wednesday, 10.30am to 12.30pm, from September through to May.

Gathered round the fire in the Yeats Building Sligo, we read our favourite poems, discuss our thoughts, and learn about poets from home and abroad.The Poetry Circle is open to all and visitors are welcome. More details from Paula Lahiff 0863224402.

Lily's & Lolly's Cafe

Lily's & Lolly's Cafe is situated on the ground floor of the Yeats Society Building. It offers breakfast, morning teas and coffees with hot scones or light snacks. Any catering requirements can be made with them directly at (087) 166 2266.