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.

Poetry Day Ireland

27th April at 1pm – Nobel Poetry in a Bottle - brunch and a special reading from our poet in residence Victoria Kennefick.

Poetry in a Bottle

27th April from 6pm - A Poetry Day Ireland event with Victoria Kennefick and Joe Carrick-Varty.

Yeats, Joyce and the Ireland of their time

6th April – Honorary president Yeats Society Sligo and former Irish ambassador to US, Dan Mulhall will deliver a talk at the Yeats Building.

Poetry Circle

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

September 2022: Exhibition Open Call

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th October 2022.

Victoria Kennefick – New Poet in Residence

Victoria Kennefick has been appointed poet in residence at Yeats Society Sligo.

Yeats Society Sligo Christmas Vouchers

Celebrate poetry this holiday season with our new Yeats Society gift vouchers!

New alliance with TS Eliot Foundation

OCTOBER 20 2021 PRESS RELEASE Yeats Society Sligo is delighted to announce generous funding from the London-based T.S. Eliot Foundation. The funding…

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-4pm

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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