And I shall find some peace there,
for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
to where the cricket sings

from The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Visit the Yeats Building

We welcome all visitors interested in Irish Culture, drama and literature, history and of course – poetry. We want to help our visitors to build enjoyable educational experiences and memories through meeting new people and sharing stories.

The Poetic Mind of WB Yeats

The Poetic Mind of WB Yeats exhibition is open to visitors from 11.00am to 3.00pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If we have to close at other times, we will give as much notice as possible on our website and social media.

Hyde Bridge Gallery

Hyde Bridge Gallery is open to visitors from 10.00am to 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. It welcomes new and established artists. Entry to the gallery is free and all exhibited artworks are are available for purchase.

Explore Our Tours & Experiences

All of our Tours & Experiences can tailored to individuals, small or large groups.


Our tours stand out because of the personal touch of our guides who are knowledgeable and able to connect with visitors.

Yeats afternoon tea with sandwiches, pastries and cakes

Poetry Afternoon Tea

Your choice of poetry, melt in the mouth sandwiches, fresh home-made sponge cake, apple tartlets, scones, served with a choice of teas (we can make coffee too).

The Library Experience

Book our beautiful cosy library for a brainstorm session, a confidential meeting, hosting interviews, practising a speech, a board meeting, online call, a workshop. Teas, coffee & a light, tasty lunch can be provided.

Opening Times

The Poetic Mind of WB Yeats Exhibition

March 2024:
Friday & Saturday 11am-3pm

April – May 2024:
Thursday – Saturday 11am-3pm

June – September 2024:
Wednesday – Saturday 11am-3pm

September – December 2024:
Thursday – Saturday 11am-3pm

Hyde Bridge Gallery:
April – December:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-3pm

Entry to Hyde Bridge Gallery is free.

Note: Please be aware that our exhibition space is occasionally closed temporarily for events. We will attempt to notify visitors in due course and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Group Bookings

We work with large operators who bring several groups throughout the year and smaller operators who may have one or two tours visiting Ireland. We aim to give everyone the same level of personal attention.

Please note that all tour enquiries require at least three weeks’ notice. This allows us to create a tour that meets your requirements and to identify the tour guide who will suit your tour best.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge, F91 DVY4 is right in the heart of Sligo. It is on the banks of the beautiful Garavogue river and just around the corner from O’Connell Street, the main street in Sligo.

You can take the train to Sligo direct from Dublin Connolly Street station. The journey takes three hours. Dublin is the only city offering a train service to Sligo. Sligo McDiarmada train station is very close to Sligo town and on foot, the Yeats Building is 15 minutes from the station. Visit Irish Rail for timetables and to book tickets.

Buses also travel between Dublin and other main cities. Travel time varies. The buses arrive at Sligo Bus Station, which is next door to the train station. Visit Bus Éireann for timetables and to book tickets.

Taxis are available from both the bus and train stations.

Parking is available close to the Building in a number of car parks

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