Following Government advice, the Yeats Building is currently closed.

The Yeats exhibition and tour and The Hyde Bridge Gallery are closed from today Wednesday 18 March 2020, in response to current health advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  We will review our policy in line with government health advice.

We know you understand the reasons for the closure, as we play our part in this national challenge.

We are working remotely, so please contact us via

We look forward to throwing open our doors once again in the near future.

The Yeats exhibition outlines the Yeats family genealogy, the people and places which were a major influence on the life and career of WB Yeats, the man as well as the poet. View our treasured works room and the wonderful Lily’s writing desk.

Previously unseen colour film of WB Yeats funeral in Sligo

In 2019 Yeats Society Sligo was gifted a previously unseen colour film of WB Yeats funeral in Sligo. The Nobel Laureate died in France in 1939, but his remains were repatriated to Ireland, nearly a decade later, to their final resting place in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo.

This incredible piece of amateur footage was filmed by musician Jimmy Garvey. He never published the film and it lay undiscovered in a box, until it was passed to his nephew, Alan Aston, who very graciously donated it to Yeats Society Sligo.

The film, with footage showing Éamon de Valera, soldiers, local dignitaries, clergymen, lots of townspeople and members of the Yeats family gathering at Drumcliffe, is now a treasured part of the Yeats Exhibition.

When you visit the Yeats Exhibition you can choose to have a guide tell the story of Yeats or watch the film and look at the exhibition panels, photographs and artefacts by yourself.

Talks and short performances can be arranged for larger groups. Advance booking is required, please contact us for further details.

Admission Fee: €3

(includes Yeats brochure)

Opening hours

April to September:

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

October to March:

Tuesday to Friday 11am – 3pm
Saturday 11am – 4pm

Christmas holidays:

The exhibition will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 and re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

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.

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