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June 2015

A Public Talk at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

A talk by Margarita Cappock, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, followed by a discussion about the paintings and people who inspired Yeats’ celebrated poem.

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‘Seatrails’ WB inspired trail for Yeats2015 Sligo.

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Rosses Point Sligo, Ireland

Sligo company Seatrails is offering visitors to Sligo a very special WB inspired trail for Yeats2015. On this short guided walk with marine archaeologist Auriel Robinson you will visit pretty Rosses Point, a small, historic, maritime village just 10 minutes drive from Sligo town. Here you will soak up stunning scenery and breathe in fresh Atlantic air. This is the place where Yeats and his siblings used to spend their summers. Jack has painted many beautiful scenes from here. Ships would have…

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Daughters of Emer – The Story of Lily and Lolly Yeats – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

”Daughters of Emer – The Story of Lily and Lolly Yeats” written by John Carty, performed by Nicola MacEvilly and Margaret Kilcoyne The lives and work of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats (Lily and Lolly) will also be uniquely celebrated during the festival, with a warm and humorous new dramatisation of their lives written by Sligo Actor and Director John Carty.

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Bloomsday at Yeats Day – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

A self penned performance which explores Paul Murray’s family relationship with Joyce. The piece includes song and readings from Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegan’s Wake.

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Yeats and Coole – A Guided Walk

June 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Park

Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O' Casey all came to experience its magic. They and many others carved their initials on the Autograph Tree, an old Copper beech still standing in the walled garden today.

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Yeats Day Concert – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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This recital will celebrate Yeats' life and work through music and song. Traditional Irish songs inspired Yeats' writing, most famously in poems such as Down by the Salley Gardens and The Fiddler of Dooney.

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Where Benbulben Sets the Scene – Hawk’s Well Theatre – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 14th June

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WB Yeats Poems on the Underground, London

June 15, 2015 - July 13, 2015
Unnamed Venue Lodon, United Kingdom + Google Map

A new set of Poems on the Underground will be posted in tube cars for four weeks from June 15th. The six poems continue our year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the great Irish poet W B Yeats, with one of his best-loved early poems, ‘When You Are Old’, reflecting his lifelong love of the actress Maud Gonne. As part of our related display of Irish poetry, we are also featuring ‘Had I not been awake’, the opening poem…

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London Poet Laureate to read at Kiltartan Gregory Museum

June 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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To  mark Yeats 2015 Young Poet Laureate for London, Aisling Fahey, will read at Kiltartan Gregory Museum on Sunday June 15th at 3pm. All welcome to attend. For Information on Aisling Fahy visit www.spreadtheword.org.uk Organised by Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Soc. Kiltartan Gregory Museum , Kiltartan Cross, Gort, Co Galway. Tel 091632346/0868252164

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Songs of Joyce and Yeats Washington DC

June 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational UCC Church, 945 G St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001,
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$20.00

John Feeley, Irish classical guitarist, and Fran O’Rourke, singer and Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin, perform Irish songs with a James Joyce and William Butler Yeats connection. John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke will perform songs of Joyce and Yeats Monday, June 15 @ 7pm First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC Purchase tickets.

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Berlin – Yeats Day/Bloomsday Celebration

June 16, 2015
Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, Embassy of Ireland Jägerstraße 51 10117 Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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Free
Bloomsday

The Embassy’s Bloomsday Celebration will include a reading of Yeats’ poetry to mark Yeats Day.

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Songs From The Swans At Coole (Draiocht)

June 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015.

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Felt Workshop with Brigitta Varadi

June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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Felt Workshop for adults with artist Brigitta Varadi, places limited to 12 people.

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Embassy event to celebrate Bloomsday & Yeatsday, 16 June

June 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dupont Circle Washington DC, + Google Map
Free

On Tuesday 16 June, the Embassy of Ireland will host a public lunchtime event at Dupont Circle to celebrate two of Ireland’s greatest writers, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce.   The open air concert will take place from 12.30 to 1.30pm featuring music and readings from the works of both Joyce and Yeats. Bloomsday, on 16 June, is celebrated in Dublin and around the world each year. It marks the date, 16 June 1904, on which James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses…

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Museum of Literature Warsaw, An Evening of Poetry

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of Literature, rynek Starego Miasta 20
Warsaw, Poland
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Free
yeats pavilion

Tuesday, June 16 at 18.00 - The Museum of Literature, Warsaw An evening of poetry of William Butler Yeats prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland. Museum of Literature at the Old Town Square 20 in Warsaw. Free entry. Further Information from Museum of Literature Warsaw 

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Yeats 150th Birthday and Bloomsday Celebrations Texas

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Angela’s at the Crosswalk, Plano
Texas, United States
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Angela's at the Crosswalk in Plano Texas 6pm Special Yeats 150th birthday and Bloomsday celebration in Dallas, TX area today. Great literature readings of the works of W.B Yeats and James Joyce's Ulysses, along with great songs and music by Innsfall, and wonderful food and drink specials. Further information at Celtic Events Dallas Facebook Page

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Embassy of Ireland Cyprus & Soloneion Bookshop Irish Literature Night

June 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - June 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Irish literary event taking place in a renowned bookshop. Original Yeats exhibition panels will also be on display  

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Mr WB Yeats Presenting Mr George Moore to the Queen of the Fairies by Max Beerbohm

June 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin is presenting a talk on an insightful depiction of WB Yeats by the celebrated caricaturist Max Beerbohm.

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Tread Softly: Favourite Poems in Celebration of WB Yeats with Fergal Keane

June 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
St Michael & All Angels Church, Barth Road, Chiswick
London W4 1TX, United Kingdom
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Favourite Poems in Celebration of WB Yeats with Fergal Keane.

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

June 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Songs from the Swans At Coole -Town Hall Theatre Galway

June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre Galway, 1 Courthouse Square
Galway, Co. Galway Ireland
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A new musical setting for a series of songs/poems by W.B. Yeats. Town Hall theatre, Galway, June 18th at 8.00pm.

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‘Sojourn The Sneak Preview’ an Evening of Poetry & Film

June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Tullamore Library, O Connor Square, Tullamore
Offaly, Ireland
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We would like to invite you to an evening of poetry and film inspired by WB Yeats, in celebration of his 150th birthday. This event will feature a sneak preview of Offaly filmmaker Paddy Slattery's film Sojourn. Sojourn is a visual, musical and poetic meditation, about a writer named Aedh (Tristan Heanue) who finds a new muse. Her name is Aislinn (Nichola MacEvilly); a beautiful, playful and mischievous distraction. He falls in love and falls hard but with his routine…

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Yeats in Europe Symposium at University of Utrecht

June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Kanunnikenzaal, University of Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Utrecht

Lectures looking at Yeats from a cultural biographical perspective and in particular his relationship with Europe.

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Puppet making workshop for children with Recreate

June 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Creative Puppet Making Workshop with Anna Vahey.

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Puppet making workshop with Marilyn Reilly

June 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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School children’s mixed media puppet making workshop with artist Marilyn Reilly.

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The Muse & Mister Yeats – A Play for Voices at NLI

June 19, 2015 @ 1:05 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Friday 19 June, 1.05pm Curlew Theatre Company presents ‘The Muse & Mister Yeats’, performed by Tegolin Knowland and Seán Coyne, and written and produced by Eamon Grennan. The play sketches a portrait of Yeats-inlove, presenting his muses as the inspiration for some of his best-known poems. Admission: €5, at the door. Booking not required. Further Information from NLI The National Library of Ireland

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St Michael’s Irish Centre Liverpool: A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
St Michael’s Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane
Liverpool, L6 5JG United Kingdom
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An Evening of Poetry & Song at St Michael's Irish Centre - June 19th at 8pm A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats An evening of songs, poetry and readings Limited number so booking essential Further Information from St Michael's Irish Centre, Liverpool

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Yeats inspired Exhibition in Beijing – Interart Gallery,

June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ Exhibition opened by Minister Alan Kelly Curated by Fion Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by Culture Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, Beijing, and Dublin City Council Further Information from: http://dnote.website/?dnote=golden-fleece

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Embellish, Embroider and Re-Invent Workshop with Sara O’Hara

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Embellish, Embroider andRe-Invent Workshop with Sara O’Hara. Learn or practice your fine sewing skills to Upcycle and embellish a favourite garment.

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Knit, Wrap and Bind Workshop with Lesley Stothers

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Knit, Wrap and Bind Workshop with Lesley Stothers. Bring a personal object and some treasured odds and ends to embellish. Create 2D-3D sculptural piece using textile techniques with wire.

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Puppet Making with Marilyn Reilly and Marcella Ferguson

June 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Puppet Making with Marilyn Reilly and Marcella Ferguson at Lissadell House

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Yeats Inspired Watercolours Workshop at Lissadell House

June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Lissadell House

The workshop in Lissadell House courtyard is themed on the Watercolour books written By Elisabeth Yeats

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Watercolours with Fiona Gillan

June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Watercolours with Fiona Gillan. The workshop is themed on the Watercolour books written By Elisabeth Yeats.

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Letterpress Workshop with Mary Plunkett

June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Designer and Letterpress Printmaker, Mary Plunkett will instruct a small group of participants to set and print a piece of text. Each participant will get a chance to 'pull a print' and take it away as a keepsake.

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A Hundred Thousand Stages: The WB Yeats Anniversary Lecture

June 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Sdudio, 2a Blenheim Road, Chiswick
London,
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Sat 20 Jun, 2 pm, A Hundred Thousand Stages: The WB Yeats Anniversary Lecture with C.L. Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe Bedford Park Festival Though Hamlet rambles and Lear rages And all the drop-scenes drop at once Upon a hundred thousand stages (Lapis Lazuli: W.B. Yeats) From Bedford Park picnics & pageants, via Chiswick amateur dramatics, to a dramatic revival & a theatrical revolution… Poets Cahal Dallat & Anne-Marie-Fyfe (through talk, & excerpts from Yeats’ letters & writings) tell how Bedford Park neighbours…

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Walking tour: W.B. Yeats’ Howth with historian Pat Liddy

June 20, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Howth, Howth
Dublin, Ireland
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Saturday 20th June at 2.30pm Meeting at Howth DART Station William Butler Yeats spent some of his early years in Howth, living in a house above the cliffs on the Balscadden Road.  Join local historian Pat Liddy and Minister of State for Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin on a walking tour of Yeats’ Howth, followed by a cup of cocoa (Yeats’ favourite) and readings from his works at 3.30pm in Wright’s Findlater.   Hosted by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin…

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Show, Tell and Talk at Lissadell Community Centre

June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Yeats Day

Mary Plunkett and Benjamin van de Wetering will give an insight into the process of creating the book of Yeats poetry which was presented to President Obama on St. Patricks Day.

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Letterpress talk & demonstration by Mary Plunkett & Benjamin van de Wetering

June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Letterpress talk & demonstration by Mary Plunkett & Benjamin van de Wetering.

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A Country Under Wave: The Theatre of WB Yeats

June 21, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Blue Raincoat presents A Country Under Wave - the theatre of W. B. Yeats. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have assembled a range of events inspired by Yeats’s theatre from productions of his dance work to performed readings of all 26 of his plays. There are full productions of Yeats’s plays on beaches and mountains, exhibitions, and talks relating to his work and the landscape that inspired him. Noh master, Ryoki Aoki, will also give a lecture demonstration on the Japanese theatre form Noh that…

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Land of Heart’s Desire: a W.B. Yeats walk with C.L. Dallat

June 21, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ravenscourt Park Tube Station, West Hammersmith
London, United Kingdom
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Poet and critic Cahal Dallat, who has lectured on Yeats for the Poetry Society, at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, and for the W.B. Yeats Society of New York at NYU, walks the walk and talks the literary talk. Sublimely inspired, poets nonetheless need a world of publishing, poetry groups, and literary connections in which to develop. Join our Sunday stroll (2.30-5 pm, starts Ravenscourt Pk Tube, ends Turnham Grn Tube) by way of Upper Mall, Old Chiswick Churchyard…

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W.B. Yeats’ play ‘On Baile’s Strand’ on Streedagh Beach Sligo

June 21, 2015 @ 2:45 pm
Streedagh Beach Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

This June 21st, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company take to the great outdoors once again to perform a W.B. Yeats' play ‘On Baile’s Strand’, based on Irish legends Cuchulain and King Concobar. Conchobhar, King of Ulster, fearful of Cúchulainn's unruly temper makes him swear an  oath of obedience. Cúchulainn, then obliged to Conchobhar, accepts the challenge from a warrior from Aoife’s country. Victorious in battle, Cúchulainn returns to Conchobhar’s castle where the identity of the warrior is revealed. Regarded as one of Yeats…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays

June 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
Free

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June 6pm - Hargadon’s Pub A number of Yeats's plays focus on legendary Irish folk hero Cúchulainn, renowned for his heroism. The ‘hound of Cullan’ triumphed over several armies in his short life, before he eventually martyred himself, bound to a stone with his face to his enemies. Yeats's Cúchulainn Cycle is five plays - At the Hawk's Well, The Green Helmet, On Baile's Strand, The Only Jealousy…

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at NLI

June 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Wednesday 24 June, 7pm Artistic Director of the City Theatre Dublin, Michael Scott, presents his recently composed new song cycle exploring the poetry of Yeats focusing on the development of the Irish State and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Kathleen Tynan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical settings of selected poems in an operatic and classical style with a traditional Irish ‘orchestra’. Tickets €20. Book at: https://civictheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533945/events?show_id=873533945 Further Information from…

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Early and Late: Yeats and Orientalism

June 25, 2015
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Early and Late: Yeats and Orientalism A Public Talk by Dr. Joseph Lennon Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle 1.10 pm This talk will contrast WB Yeats' early fascination with Asian cultures, particularly Japan and India, with his later Asian-inspired works. Yeats' early Celticism had Orientalist influences, most notably his Irish Noh dramas.  His later work often referenced Asian religious and artistic traditions; he long admired what he saw as "changeless" in Japanese and other Asian cultures, Only an aching heart / Conceives a changeless…

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Major exhibition explores W.B. Yeats’ connections with the West

June 25, 2015 - December 20, 2015
NUI Galway, University Road
Galway, Ireland
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A major exhibition celebrating the many connections W.B. Yeats had with the west of Ireland opened at NUI Galway on June 25th. NUI Galway’s Moore Institute and Hardiman Library present ‘Yeats & the West’, an exhibition exploring Yeats’s life, work, legacy and deep connections to the west of Ireland. Rare artworks, books, original documents and exclusive film clips feature in the interactive exhibition. Original watercolour sketches and oils by W.B. Yeats’s brother, the celebrated artist Jack B. Yeats  also feature.…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company presents; Noh Master Ryoki Aoki

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Noh MasterRyoki Aoki While most performers are born into Noh families, where the tradition is handed down from father to son, Ryoki Aoki was not born into a Noh family and practised classical ballet as a child. Impressed by a television programme, she began practising at the Kanze school in her hometown, Oita, before going on to specialise in traditional Japanese music, focusing on Noh plays. On discovering the challenges of her situation, being female without a Noh background, she became interested in…

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

June 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory (June 26) to delve into the major influence of this Japanese artform on the theatre of WB Yeats. 19.30, 25 June (Thurs), The Factory Performance Space, Sligo Lecture: “Noh from the past to the present – Noh and Contemporary Music -” Performance: – A part of Classical Noh play with tape – Federico Gardella “Voice of Wind” for Noh voice and bass flute (2012) – Valerio Sannicandro “Trois chants Noh”…

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Statements: Yeats UCD 2015

June 26, 2015
Newman House, St Stephens Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Statements: Yeats UCD 2015, a writers’ colloquium to mark the legacy of Yeats, took place in Newman House, Stephen’s Green, Dublin on 26 June 2015. Chaired by novelist Colm Tóibín, the speakers were poets Eavan Boland, Lavinia Greenlaw and John McAuliffe. The event was convened by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin and the closing vote of thanks was given by Senator Susan O’Keeffe, chair of Yeats 2015. Funding for this event was provided…

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July 2015

Yeats Poetry in Krakow

July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Braka Street Krakow, Poland + Google Map

Yeats poem which were projected onto a wall on Bracka Street in the centre of Krakow for the month of July. This is part of a poetry project run by Krakow UNESCO City of Literature in partnership with all the UNESCO Cities of Literature. This was Dublin's contribution.

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Textile Collective “Vivid Cloths” exhibition in Gallery No.6, Sligo

July 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - July 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street
Sligo,
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Vivid Cloths by Textile Collective Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street, Sligo, from July 1st to July 31st Textile Collective’s exhibition “Vivid Cloths”, is an innovative mixed media textile art exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats will run at Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street, Sligo, from July 1st to July 31st. Work is inspired by the life and works of the Yeats family. The exhibition also features “The Cloths of Heaven” which was created by visitors…

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‘Of This Place’ Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery

July 2, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free
Of This Place Yeats

Special Yeats inspired exhibition featuring the work of Nuala Clarke, Conor Gallagher, Cormac O'Leary, Kate Mac Donagh, Brian Mc Donagh, Leonora Neary, Bettina Seitz & Michael Wann.

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

July 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st.
Tours commence at 2pm.

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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon)

July 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Glen Folk Village, Glencolmcille
Donegal, Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon) Thursday 2nd July, 2015, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Donegal, Time: 8.00pm

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Yeats Off the Page; Words for Music Perhaps

July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Unitarian Chapel,, St Saviourgate,
York, United Kingdom
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Friday 3rd July 19.00 An Audience with Ronald Schuchard Waterstones, Coney Street, York £2 entry on the door Saturday 4th July 09.45 Talks from Matt Campbell and Emilie Morin 10.45 Panel Discussion  (William Brooks, Ronald Schuchard, Matt Campbell, Emilie Morin) The Hungry Artist, 7 Church Street, York. £3 entry on the door including a hot drink 1.00pm Late Music Lunchtime Recital: Songs and Miniatures Ana Beard-Fernandez (soprano) and Zöe Craven (percussion) of new duo PercusSing perform a selection of new…

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The Lady Gregory Yeats Heritage Trail

July 5, 2015 - September 30, 2015

The Lady Gregory Yeats Trail incorporates historical sites between the towns of Loughrea and Gort associated with Lady Gregory and W.B.Yeats. These sites include St. Brendan's Cathedral, Woodville Walled Garden, Roxborough Gates, Killinane Graveyard, Thoor Ballylee, Kiltartan Museum, Coole Park and Kilmacduagh.

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In memory of Yeats @ Kiltartan Museum

July 5, 2015 @ 2:30 am - July 26, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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Yeats as remembered by his neighbours in Kiltartan a personal dialogue as told by Sr. De Lourde Fahy every Sunday in July at 2.30pm.  

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Royal Albert Hall, Performance of ‘The cloths of heaven’

July 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Royal Albert Hall,, Kensington Gore,
London SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
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11:00am, 05 July 2015 - Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP RCMJD Parry Voices Performance of 'The cloths of heaven' by composer Howard Skempton, text by Yeats, with RCMJD Parry Voices. Further Information and Booking from RCM London

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – At The Hawkswell

July 6, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - July 17, 2015 @ 1:10 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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€10

An old man waits for immortality by the barren Hawk’s Well. A young man appears just as the water starts to rise only to be enchanted by the guardian of the well before he can drink. The cursed shadows have deluded me, The stones are dark and yet the well is empty CAST Old Man John Carty Young Man Brian Devaney Guardian of the Well Fiona McGeown Chorus Nicola MacEvilly, Sandra O Malley, Ciaran McCauley Lighting Barry McKinney Sound Joe Hunt Design…

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Loughrea Camera Club – Photographs Inspired by the Poetry of WB Yeats

July 13, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Loughrea Library, Church Street
Loughrea, Co. Galway Ireland
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An exhibition of photographs,inspired by the poetry of W.B.Yeats.Follow the art trail from the library,and see photographs displayed in various shop windows around the town of Loughrea.

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Luton Irish Forum WB Yeats Lecture

July 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Luton Irish Forum, Kathleen Connolly House, 102 Hitchin Road, Luton
London, LU2 0ES United Kingdom
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Dan Mulhall

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall will be giving a presentation on W.B. Yeats at Luton Irish Forum at 7.30pm on 14th July 2015 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats.

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – Purgatory

July 18, 2015
Benbulben Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free

OUTDOOR Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Purgatory A family saga of decline and fall through its two remaining members, a father and his sixteen-year-old son, set outside the burnt remains of the former family home. Saturday 18 July - Ben Bulben - further information 071 9170431 I saw it a year ago stripped bare as now, Before the thunder-bolt had riven it, Green leaves, ripe leaves, leaves thick as butter, Fat, greasy life. Stand there and look, Because there is somebody in that house.…

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Yeats on the High Seas

July 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sligo Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free

Celebrations for 150th birthday of WB Yeats will continue on the high seas in Sligo this weekend. A special event will be held as part of Yeats2015 on board the ’Spirit of Oysterhaven’ yacht on Sunday July 19th at 10am at Sligo Port. Yeats poetry will be performed on board this beautiful 70 Foot classic schooner which will berth at the pontoon over the weekend.  Members of public are being invited to attend this free event. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which runs from August…

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International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Conference – University of York

July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015
University of York, Heslington
York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
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The annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to England on 20th-24th July 2015. It will take place at the University of York and in venues across the historic city of York itself. The theme for 2015 will be 'Reconciliations'. IASIL is an international association of students, teachers, scholars, and enthusiasts of Irish literature in English and in Irish. It is the premier international organization for scholars of Irish literatures and culture. Since 1970…

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The Trembling of the Veil – Bettina Seitz Exhibition

July 20, 2015 - August 17, 2015
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

The Trembling of the Veil Sculptures Inspired by Yeats’s Dance Plays Exhibition of new work inspired by the theatre of W. B. Yeats by contemporary visual artist Bettina Seitz. Sculptures in white Jesmonite resin and glass fiber in response to scenes and characters of At the Hawk’s Well, The Only Jealousy of Emer and other plays. Monday 20 July – Monday 17 August 10am-6pm Free Factory Foyer Closed Sundays except Sunday 16 August

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“The Cat and The Moon” Animated Short Film

July 20, 2015
Rosses Workshop, Cleveragh Industrial Estate
Sligo,
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Free

“The Cat and The Moon” This short animation was created by Service Users in R.S.W., Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo in their Digital Media Class which was funded by The National Lottery in conjunction with tutor Ms. Marion Conboy to mark “Yeats 150th Birthday”. "RSW (Rosses Workshop )were delighted to celebrate  W.B. Yeats 150th birthday in RSW, Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo on Monday 20th July, 2015 with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Senator Susan O’Keeffe.(Chair of Yeats 2015)   Service Users put on…

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Hidden landscapes The Mythology & Archaeology of Caves in Sligo

July 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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€10

Dr. Marion Dowd: Hidden landscapes, The Mythology & Archaeology of Caves in Sligo Exploring the dark subterranean landscapes of caves in Sligo that have long impacted on humans. Not only for burial and ritual, caves were perceived as places of the feminine - dark landscapes associated with omnipotent women who posed a threat to mortal males. Caves belonged to the Otherworld, where super-natural events occurred and spirits resided. Dr. Marion Dowd lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at I.T. Sligo published her groundbreaking book, 'The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland', earlier this year. Wednesday 22 July…

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Sligo Rowing Club Yeats Rowing Regatta

July 25, 2015
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Yeats Rowing Regatta on the Garavogue, Doorly Park.

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Recording of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany: Drumcliffe Church

July 25, 2015 @ 9:10 am - July 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Sunday Miscellany Its new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities. The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names. Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany. The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to thousands across Ireland and the world. Details of…

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The 56th Yeats International Summer School: 26th July – 7th August 2015.

July 26, 2015 - August 7, 2015

The 56th Yeats International Summer School: 26th July – 7thAugust 2015. The 2015 Yeats International Summer School will be one of the highlights of the national year of celebration announced by the Irish Government to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. Programme of Events at a glance Sunday, 26 July 2.30pm Opening of the school at the Hawk’s Well Theatre followed by a tour of Yeats Country and Evensong at Drumcliffe Church. Monday, 27 JulyLectures take…

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Tread Softly… Sligo’s Annual Festival of Yeats

July 26, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Tread Softly

Now in its fourth year, the Tread Softly… Festival celebrates the life and work of the Yeats family in their beloved Sligo.

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Annie West ‘Yeats in Love’

July 27, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Prints and drawings about the sad and nerdy love life of Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats. Exhibition opening Monday 27th July Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company: The Only Jealousy of Emer

July 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - August 7, 2015 @ 1:10 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Though Cúchulainn had many lovers, his wife Emer's only jealousy came when he was entranced into love with Fand, wife of Manannán mac Lir, King of the great sea. LUNCHTIME Monday 27 July - Friday 7 August (no performances Saturday or Sunday) Factory Performance Space 1.10pm Post Show Talk 29 July bookings blueraincoat.com | 071 9170431 She has hurried from the Country-Under-Wave And dreamed herself into that shape that he May glitter in her basket; for the Sidhe Are fishers also and they…

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The Countess Kathleen, A Rehearsed Reading

July 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
yeats pavilion

27 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Countess Kathleen was first performed on May 8, 1899, as the Irish Literary Theatre’s inaugural production, in the Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin. The play is set historically in Ireland during a famine. The idealistic Countess of the title sells her soul to the devil so that she can save her tenants from starvation and from damnation for having sold their own souls. After her death, Countess Kathleen is redeemed as her…

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The Cat and the Moon Family Day

July 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free
Cat and Moon

Free family day at the Hawk's Well Theatre as part of the Tread Softly Festival

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IMMA presents El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

July 30, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham,
Dublin 8, Ireland
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EL LISSITZKY: THE ARTIST AND THE STATE With Rossella Biscotti, Maud Gonne, Núria Güell, Alice Milligan, Sarah Pierce & Hito Steyerl 30 July – 18 October IMMA presents El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State, as we approach the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising and reflect on the vibrant artistic and cultural community who gave voice to a new image for the emerging state and a visual language for its’ politics. This exhibition places this local reflection within a broader…

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Wild Atlantic Wayfarer Exhibition

July 31, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Hawkswell Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre - Exhibition by Val Robus - Opening Fri 31 July, 5:30-7:30pm

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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue Moon)

July 31, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Friday 31st  July, 2015 Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue  Moon) Time: 8.30 pm St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe Friday, July 31st is the second full moon in July. Normally, there is a full moon once a month, when there are two in a month, this is a ‘blue moon’ hence the saying, once in a blue moon. The next blue moon is in 2018. Interestingly, the blue moon for 2015, Yeats’ 150th birthday year falls during the Yeats…

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August 2015

A Country Under Wave

August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free
Country Under Wave

Sligo’s geography features throughout Yeats’ poetry and plays. The county has a rich dramatic heritage and these performed readings of all 26 of Yeats’ plays, over two days, celebrate the link between poet/playwright and the landscape that inspired him.

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A Country Under Wave – 26 Plays, 26 Locations, 2 Days

August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Sligo's geography features throughout Yeats' poetry and plays. The county has a rich dramatic heritage and these performed readings of all 26 of Yeats' plays, over two days, celebrate the link between poet/playwright and the landscape that inspired him. For Information and locations, maps and GPS coordinates for 26 plays on 1 & 2 August Visit Blueraincoat.com

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‘WB Yeats Readings & Discussions’ at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Scotland

August 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone,
Alloway, Scotland, Ayr KA7 4PQ United Kingdom
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Crossroads Lifelong Learning Partnership and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are delighted to invite Kate Hendry, poet, to lead the event as we explore the poetry and life circumstances of one of Ireland's best loved poets. Kate is on a pre festival tour following the sell out of her Yeats reading workshop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Tickets available £10.00 Call or text 07477 503563 or emailcrossroadslllp@btinternet.com

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National Library of Australia Celebrating 150 Years of WB Yeats

August 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Sydney, ACT 2600 Australia
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An afternoon of poetry and song to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish poet William Butler Yeats. MC for the afternoon will be Professor Ronan McDonald, Director of the Global Irish Studies Centre UNSW and the Australian Ireland Fund Chair in Modern Irish Studies, who will contextualise the works performed. Presented by The Friends of the National Library of Australia Inc, in association with the Friends of Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland Enquiries: 02 6262 1698 or…

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In The Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret

August 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Ballymaloe Grainstore, on the grounds of Ballymaloe House
Shanagarry, East Cork,
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€20
Yeats NYC

Songs and spoken pieces from the poems and essays of W. B. Yeats 'A rapturous weave of the irresistible sounds of Irish music and the steely but lyrical magic that animates the words of one of Ireland's most celebrated poets, W. B. Yeats.' - Chicago Sun Times 'A joy - poetry to the ears, alternately tender and rousing.'  - Chicago Tribune 'simply not to be missed' - Irish-American News In the Deep Heart's Core  weaves together songs and spoken pieces…

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core” at The Model Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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"In the Deep Heart's Core: A Mystic Cabaret" "Celebrate the marriage of great poetry, great music, storytelling. . . "In the Deep Heart's Core."  Described by Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times as ". . . A rapturous weave of the irresistible sounds of Irish music and the steely but lyrical magic that animates the words of one of Ireland's most celebrated poets, W. B. Yeats," this cycle of songs and spoken pieces by Joseph Sobol from the verses and…

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Pádraig Meehan: W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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He knew the Place Well W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo A multi-media based presentation involving spoken word, music and visuals. It is an exploration of the influence of mythic Sligo on the work of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Composer, lyricist, researcher and tour guide Pádraig Meehan organises performance-archaeology, art and music events. His research has been presented in academic journals and popular publications. Illustration by Domhnal Bric Wednesday 5 August 7:30: bookings blueraincoat.com | 071 9170431

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Fidget Feet’s ‘The Second Coming’ at the Hawk’s Well

August 6, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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The Second Coming mixes Irish dancing and music with aerial circus, the work of WB Yeats and theatre.

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

August 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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An Irish Rose for W.B.Yeats

August 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Yeats Rose

Join a special event at the Hamilton Gallery in Sligo to fundraise for the the cost to breed, register and catalogue the WB Yeats Rose.

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Interpreting Yeats

August 7, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Grennan Mill Craft School, Mill Street, Thomastown
Co. Kilkenny,
Free

Fine Art printmaking Show

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‘Calvary’ at the Hawkswell

August 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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A fully-staged production incorporating verse-speaking, drama, music, dance, and the use of masks will be performed by students of the Summer School Drama Workshop.

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At the Hawk’s Well

August 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Rourke’s Table Dromahair, Leitrim Ireland
Free
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The last outdoor event in the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company's summer programme of Yeats' plays

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Fleadh Cheoil Opening Ceremony Pageant: ‘Under Bare Benbulben’

August 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

A community-led pageant on the streets of Sligo which will kickstart the Opening Ceremony to the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo - Sunday, August 9th. It starts at 3pm from Sligo City Hall. A colourful parade will weave its way through the streets of Sligo before reaching the Fleadh Gig Rig at Stephen Street Car Park. There, the pageant 'Under Bare Benbulben' will be performed. This is a free event.

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” at Thoor Ballylee

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Yeats NYC

Joseph Sobol Kathy Cowan Conceived, Composed, Scripted, and Directed by Joseph Sobol “In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” From the Works of W. B. Yeats At once a poet’s autobiography, a theatrical song cycle, and a journey through the romantic imagination and the national soul of Ireland, “In the Deep Heart’s Core” follows the life of the Celtic visionary poet and activist William Butler Yeats, moving through dreams and heartbreaks toward ultimate spiritual triumph. “In the Deep Heart's…

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In The Deep Heart’s Core

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
thoor ballylee

Sunday 9th August 2015 sees a benefit concert for the permanent restoration of Thoor Ballylee. Featuring music, poetry and the spoken word, all inspired and drawn from the works of W.B. Yeats, the concert takes place in Yeats’s iconic tower. Listen as Joseph Sobol, with vocals by Kathy Cowan, performs a ‘mystic cabaret’ described by the Chicago Sun-Times as ‘rapturous’ and ‘irresistible’.   Come along to see the tower resound with musical echoes, and support Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society in its ongoing…

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Sligo Drama Circle presents Yeats By Candlelight

August 11, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - August 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Methodist Church, Wine Street
Sligo,
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€5

After the success of our Yeats Marathon in June, Sligo Drama Circle presents its next contribution to the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet William Butler Yeats – Yeats By Candlelight. This lunchtime show will take place in the unique setting of the Methodist Church in Wine Street, right in the heart of Sligo from August 11th to 14th. The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with…

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W.B Yeats – A Tribute – Ryans, Friary St, Kilkenny

August 13, 2015
Ryans, Friary Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
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W.B Yeats - A Tribute - Ryans,Friary St.Kilkenny - 13.Aug.2015.(4)

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Yeats 150 Walk (Fleadh Cheoil Sligo)

August 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

13 August @ 2:30 pm In honour of the Yeats 150th birthday celebrations, this walk visits places in Sligo town associated with the Yeats family. Further Information from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo website

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Yeats at the Fleadh Cheoil

August 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
cillian rogers

And when the folk there spy me, They will all come up to me, With ‘Here is the fiddler of Dooney” And dance like a wave of the sea. Okay okay, he couldn’t play an instrument to save his life and is reputed to have been tonally deaf… but it’s still his 150th birthday … and Sligo is Yeats country … so he simply has to make a special guest appearance where “the merry love to fiddle and the merry…

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Yeats’ Byzantium Kilkenny Arts Festival

August 15, 2015
The Parade Tower Kilkenny, Ireland + Google Map

BYZANTIUM SERIES ALEXANDER LINGAS (CANADA/GREECE) The Lost Music of Byzantium Saturday 15 August 11AM The Parade Tower In parallel with the performances of Bastard Amber, co-commissioned by the Festival and inspired in part by Yeats’ great poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, two talks explore visions of that ancient city. In the first of these, Alexander Lingas uncovers the lost traditions of Byzantine music. When Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, sacred Byzantine chant (the eastern sibling of Gregorian chant) was…

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Celebrating Yeats at Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre, Edinburgh
Scotland, United Kingdom
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In Praise of WB Yeats Sun 16 Aug 11:00am - 12:00pm Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre It’s 150 years since the birth of W B Yeats, but the great poet’s ideas still resonate powerfully around the world. Today we welcome two poets to share verse by Yeats as well as new poems inspired by his ideas: Scot Robert Crawford and Paula Meehan from Ireland. They are joined by the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, a lifelong scholar…

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