Welcome to Yeats Society Sligo

Celebrating the life and works of WB Yeats and his talented family.

The Yeats Building in the heart of Sligo is a hub for literary culture and the arts. We have a permanent Yeats exhibition and the Hyde Bridge Gallery on the first floor offers a range of contemporary exhibitions. In 2023, we will offer the 64th Yeats International Summer School – the longest-running literary summer school in the world.

Culture Night 2023

Sausages and Ships

Friday 22nd September 2023

Three sessions: 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

Venue: The Yeats Building, Sligo

Celebrate Culture Night at the Yeats Building.

Sit in our specially created ship. Hear about the pirates of Rosses Point, that inspired Jack and WB Yeats. Enjoy some sausages – the food that the poet ate the night he got news of his Nobel Prize award – 100 years ago.

The Wild Swan Theatre Company present

Nobel Words — A one-act play by Peggy Monahan

Saturday 7th October 2023

Time: 1pm

Venue: The Yeats Building, Sligo

For info and advance ticket reservations call 087 6360895

This performance is part of the official Decade of Centenaries Programme. Making the Centenary of the award to WB Yeats of The Nobel Prize in 1923.

Sausages and Ships

Culture Night - Friday 22nd September, Yeats Building

Nobel Words

Saturday 7th October @ 1pm A one-act play by Peggy Monahan

Purgatory by WB Yeats

Yeats Society Sligo would like to thank the crew and cast of Purgatory for the great performance at the Old Rectory on September 2023.

The Drawing Journal

5th August 1pm – 26th August. The artists are inviting the public to share our responses and interpretations of selected poems by W.B.Yeats.

Yeats Unwrapped in Sligo

Use our app to explore the majesty of Sligo landscape, which inspired the poet WB Yeats all his life.

The app includes photos, video and poetry recitals, all of which will enhance your journey. Trails can be walked, cycled or driven and take you around all of county Sligo to places that Yeats knew and loved. The trails include walks through forests, by the sea and up mountains.

This app makes use of GPS to show you places of interest close to your current location.

Download via the App Store or Google Play.

The rage-driven, rage-tormented, and rage-hungry troop,
Trooper belabouring trooper, biting at arm or face,
Plunges towards nothing, arms and fingers spreading wide
For the embrace of nothing;

from Meditations in Time of Civil War VII

Opening Times

The Poetic Mind of WB Yeats,
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am-3pm

Hyde Bridge Gallery

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-3pm

For further information please contact us at 071 9142693 or via info@yeatssociety.com 

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Admission Fees

Entry to Yeats Exhibition: €5

Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 children over 12): €16

Entry to Yeats Exhibition with talk: €8

Entry to Yeats Exhibition with talk and library visit: €10

Entry to Hyde Bridge Gallery: Free

Entry for children under 12 is free of charge.

The new permanent Yeats Exhibition, called The Poetic Mind of WB Yeats, is now open.
The Hyde Bridge Gallery is also open
Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday: 11-4pm

Please contact us at 071 9142693 or via info@yeatssociety.com 

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