10th YEATS DAY FESTIVAL Join with the world in marking the 156th birthday of Nobel poet WB Yeats by recording your Yeats poem and sharing it on social media, using the hashtag #yeatsday and tagging Yeats Society Sligo and Yeats Day. Download the timetable of events here: Yeats Day 2021 Brochure Wednesday June 9 Hyde […]
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A CELEBRATION FOR POETRY DAY IRELAND 2021 With readings from Victoria Kennefick and Yeats Society Sligo Poet-in-residence Jessica Traynor, Thursday 29th April 2021 7pm via our FaceBook page. Victoria Kennefick’s first collection, Eat or We Both Starve, is published by Carcanet Press. Her pamphlet, White Whale (Southword Editions, 2015), won the Munster Literature Centre Fool […]
Denis Donoghue, first Director of the Yeats International Summer School and Henry James Chair of English at New York University, died in North Carolina on 6 April. He was 92. Professor Donoghue can lay claim to being the foremost Irish literary critic of the sixty or so years of his professional career, publishing over thirty […]
“Plate Finds” is an exhibition by Sligo artist Alison Hunter. These new works are a continuation of Alison’s explorations of found broken tableware. Works are of cultural significance which displays respect for our heritage. Everything is interlaced and related by materials used, form, and/or story. Life has been reinstilled into old broken tableware by creating […]
A Series of Four Masterclasses in May Welcome to Yeats Unwrapped at Yeats Society Sligo. We hope that, in coming months, we can offer you opportunities to: explore, listen, read, learn, enjoy and visit – so that you will come to know the life and work of WB Yeats and his family in a new […]
From the Deep Heart’s core is a concept film, which examines if the river Garavogue in Sligo could become a natural amphitheatre for cultural activity in Sligo. The film was devised and produced by Yeats Society Sligo as part of Sligo County Council’s RIOT:Sligo conference, discussing the role culture plays in the reimagining of towns. […]
We are delighted to launch the programme for the 62nd Yeats International Summer School. For the first time in its distinguished history, the School will be delivered online, offering lectures and seminars on a weekly basis between June and August. We appreciate that many visitors will miss the opportunity to visit Yeats’ Land of Heart’s […]
The Returning exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery will be reopening next Wednesday Dec 9th 11am – 3pm and will run until Saturday 19th. ‘Returning’ is a four person exhibition by artists Laura Gallagher, Maura Gilligan, Dorothee Kölle and Stephen Rennicks as part of the Arts&Health Programme 2020. Delivered by Sligo Arts County Council Arts […]
We are delighted to launch this small, limited edition book to mark the centenary of the publication of WB Yeats’ great poem The “Second Coming”. Contributors: Frank McGuinness, Jessica Traynor, Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Elaine Cosgrove, Professor Helen Vendler and John McAuliffe The book is limited to 100 numbered copies and can be bought via our […]
‘Returning’ is a four person exhibition by artists Laura Gallagher, Maura Gilligan, Dorothee Kölle and Stephen Rennicks as part of the Arts&Health Programme 2020. Delivered by Sligo Arts County Council Arts Service and curated by Catherine Fanning. Funded by Sligo County Council, HSE West and The Arts Council of Ireland. […]