Entries by Yeats2015

The Yeats Family with Clare O’Gara – The Model Lecture Series

To celebrate Yeats2015, The Model hosts a special lecture series once a month which will explore the life and work of the Yeats family. The starting point in this series will focus on the life of John B. Yeats and will examine how his bohemian lifestyle affected not only his own life but also the […]

Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture & Place

A new exhibition, Liminal Spaces, has opened at The Model in Sligo. This ambitious exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between architects, artists, scholars and institutions, in reimagining the potential of the North West region. The project, which has been devised and developed in collaboration with the Architectural Design department at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, takes […]

Top Tips for Yeats Events on Culture Night

Culture Night is this Friday and in the year of Yeats’ 150th birthday, there are plenty of events taking place around the country to celebrate our most famous poet. Galway 1. NUI Galway ‘Yeats and the West’ NUI Galway presents a major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Ireland’s most internationally recognised poet W.B. Yeats. […]

‘Sailing to Byzantium’ Exhibition at Leyden Gallery , London

‘Sailing to Byzantium’ An exhibition of Irish & international contemporary art inspired by the poem by W.B.Yeats Curated by Fion Gunn in collaboration with the Leyden Gallery, London Dates: 20-31 October 2015     Preview: 20 October @ 6-8pm To be opened by Ambassador Mulhall ‘That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, […]

Thoor open daily until September!

Come visit the hallowed Thoor Ballylee! Come and view the Hiberno-Norman tower, its fourteenth century stones so closely associated with the Irish poet W.B.Yeats. Come and view Yeats’s pear trees, one ‘broken by a storm’ in his poem ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’, walk the narrow bridge and crossing stones, admire the gardens and river, and now, once again, enter into the sacred ground […]

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 116 : A WB Yeats Special Issue

Available from September 2015, this essential Yeats anniversary publication is edited by Vona Groarke and includes responses to Yeats’s legacy and readings of his poems from public figures as diverse as Bill Whelan, Neil Jordan, Colm Tóibín, Frank McGuinness, Mary Costello and John Banville, along with new poems responding to Yeats’s work by Irish and international poets such as Margaret Atwood, Sharon […]

A celebration of Bloomsday and Yeats Day in Washington

To celebrate two of Ireland’s literary giants, the Embassy of Ireland hosted events in early June 2015 in Washington for Bloomsday, honouring James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, and Yeatsday, which marked the 150th anniversary of William Butler Yeats’ birth. It was an opportunity to mark these two occasions together and celebrate two great writers.   During […]

IMMA presents El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

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 […]

Yeats on the High Seas

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 […]

Boston College digitizes Manuscript of Early Yeats Play “Love and Death”

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College has digitized the five original notebooks, some of which contain loose-leaf inserted papers.The transcription includes a full draft of the play and Yeats’s partial revisions. His corrections, cancellations and occasional spelling errors are included. Further Information from the Digital Collections Boston College Libraries