Recent Events

Yeats Collection at the NLI

The Life and Works of WB Yeats will continue to delight audiences in 2015, with new additions

Yeats at One in Hargadons Sligo

A special reading of Yeats’ poetry is happening on almost every day this year* in one of Sligo’s oldest pubs; Hargadon Bros and everyone is welcome to take part.

Harp Festival of Moons – The Quiet Moon

Quiet Moon: Monday January 5th 2015: No 5 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin.

The Yeats Family: ‘Life in Ireland’- James Madison University

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00 am

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 5:00 pm

World at One Yeats2015

Yeats interview on BBC Radio 4

Yeats interview by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on BBC Radio 4’s leading political radio programme World At One.

Washington, DC: Politics and Prose

Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150

January 23, 30, February 6,…

A celebration of Yeats: at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa

A celebration of Yeats on the occasion of Saint Brigid’s Day…

A year of Yeats at The Model, Sligo

The Occult, the Island, the Painter and the Poet: The Model comes alive with Yeats

Ottawa – Yeats Celebration & Exhibition

The National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre was established to…

Harp Festival of Moons (February – Ice Moon)

Hosted by O’Carolan Harp Festival. Recital with the Keadue…

Yeats Lecture & Exhibition: Prince Edward Island

Irish Cultural Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


The Muse & Mister Yeats

United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street Dublin 2, 21st March at 5.00pm

Poems on the Underground

22nd Feb - 19th April

New Stage Presentation by Caroline Lynch & Sarah O’Toole

Cast A Feminist Eye On The Life Of Maud Gonne
1pm Thursday February…

Yeats Poetry Reading in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Yeats Poetry Reading: 5.30 to 8.00 pm, Book in Bar, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, 4 Rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix en Provence, France

Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: The Yeats Project

Friday, 27th February, 2105.
Encore! Professional Concert Series…

Visualising the West – National Gallery of Ireland

Visualising the West
Running from 10am to 1.30pm, this event…

‘Wandering Shades’ at Ballymote Community Library

From 2nd to the 31st of March.

WB Yeats’ September 1913 Lecture by Christa de Brun

WB Yeats' September 1913 Lecture by Christa de Brun at New Ross Library as part of Yeats2015

WB Yeats Landscape Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery

A WB Yeats Landscape Exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo: 5th – 28th March 2015
London Capital Club

Sligo in the City – Networking Event

Sligo Business Network event.

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

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.

Harp Festival of Moons (March – The Wind Moon)

Kiltartan Church, Gort, Co. Galway. 5th March

Human Child – A Children’s Theatre Show from Collapsing Horse Theatre Co.

Collapsing Horse Theatre Company presents
Human Child

The Abbey Theatre Backstage Tours (Sat)

The Abbey Theatre Backstage Tours
The Abbey Theatre Backstage…

Coole Music Orchestra Festival

Ceiliúradh - Coole Music Orchestra Festival, Saturday 7th March, 1pm & 6pm
Gort Community Centre, Galway

Into the Twilight, The Landscape of WB Yeats.

Landscape photographer Ciarán McHugh exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

Yeats Lecture with Roy Foster at City Hall London

“The Fascination of What’s Difficult”: W.B. Yeats and Irish History Lecture,10th March at 7.30 p.m. London

A Visual Tribute to W.B. Yeats

The City Assembly House, 58, South William St, Dublin, 12th March to the 17th March from 10.00 am – 5.00pm daily

I Will Arise and Go Now Festival

I Will Arise and Go Now Festival
Gort Library, Co. Galway


Nothing But The Poem: WB Yeats

Nothing But The Poem poetry reading session, with poet Kate Hendry, will take place on March 14th next at the Saltire Society in Fountain Close.

A Celebration of W.B. Yeats

The City Assembly House presents a number of events to celebrate the works of WB Yeats over the St Patrick’s Festival weekend.
St Patricks London

Yeats poetry at St Patrick’s Day Parade – London

Yeats as part of St Patrick's Celebrations London, Sunday, 15th March, 2015

Irish Wave 2015 : Poetic Vision at Irish Festival, Beijing & Shanghai



Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in Moscow

The State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow

The 150th…
Golden Fleece Yeats2015

Golden Fleece Exhibition – Beijing

An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’
A Meditation in Time of War

Beijing – ‘A Meditation in a Time of War’

Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘A Meditation in Time of War’

University of Sao Paulo: Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats

University of Sao Paulo: Commemoration of the 150th anniversary…

Over the Edge: Open Reading at Gort Library

Over the Edge Open Reading as part of Gort’s I Will Arise and…

World Poetry Day at Maynooth Community Library

World Poetry Day at Maynooth Community Library
Maynooth Community…
Small World

Shanghai – ‘Small World’ Exhibition

An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the love poetry of Yeats.
Pop Up Poetry

Pop-Up Poetry event for World Poetry Day

IT Sligo students to host a celebration of Yeats poetry on 21 March.
Yeats gort

Yeats Themed Gort Parade

A Yeats themed parade will take place on Sunday 22nd March in Gort, Co. Galway.

Shanghai Grand Theatre: A Salon Discussion


A Salon Discussion on Small World exhibition of Irish…

Daniel Mulhall Lecture at Oxford Literary Festival

'WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time' Monday 23rd March, Weston Lecture Theatre, Oxford
Shanghai Grand Theatre

Shanghai – ‘Small World’ Salon Discussion

A salon discussion on the Small World exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the love poetry of Yeats

‘Such Friends’: Yeats, Yeats and Quinn

‘Such Friends’:  Yeats, Yeats and Quinn - A lecture by…
An Evening of Poetic Vision

Beijing – An Evening of Poetic Vision

An evening discussion of the links between poetry and painting, and between Yeats and the visual arts
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