Visit Yeats Society Sligo

We are delighted to be reopening the Yeats Building on Thursday July 2nd.
Our hours will be 11-3pm, Wednesday to Saturday.
Your safety is our priority and we will be practising social distancing for your protection.
We look forward to welcoming you and telling the ‘untold’ story of WB Yeats and his family.

However, the 61st Yeats International Summer School will not take place as planned.

We are working remotely, so please contact us via

Please keep an eye on social media: Twitter – @Yeatssocirl and Facebook – @theyeatssociety for summer events.

We look forward to seeing you again and to making you welcome in Sligo.

Find out more about Visiting Yeats Society Sligo

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.

Getting to 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

For further information on accommodation, local attractions and events:

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

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