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.

Contemporaneity and the Elusive

6th - 27th May 2023 Exhibition by Ailbhe Barrett

Yeats Day Festival 2023

9th - 13th June. Yeats Day celebrations this year will mark William Butler Yeats 158th birthday – and the Centenary of his Nobel Prize award, made in 1923.

Yeats Society Poet in Residence

We are delighted that Victoria Kennefick will continue her 'poet in residence' with us until April 2024.

Poetry Circle

The Poetry Circle meets every second Wednesday at the Yeats Building, all welcome.

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,
Thursday – Saturday: 11am-3pm

Hyde Bridge Gallery

Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-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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