Entries by Yeats2015

John Banville To Open Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering

Yeats Autumn Gathering: 25-27 September 2015 Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering!  It is fitting that Banville, whose stated ambition is to give his prose “the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has”, should […]

Recording Session For ‘Salley Gardens’ Virtual Orchestra Recording

The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo has launched details of an innovative Irish Traditional Musical project that will bring together musicians from all over the world, digitally, to perform the ballad ‘The Salley Gardens’. The Virtual Trad Orchestra is a ground breaking initiative that will premiere as part of the theatre’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann celebrations. […]

‘A lonely impulse of delight’ WB Yeats 150 Years

SO Fine Art Editions celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth with a prestigious exhibition titled ‘A lonely impulse of delight’ featuring original works from Ireland’s top writers and artists. This exhibition is part of the official ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations and incorporates the works of 30 artists and writers. Inspired by the poetry of W.B. […]

Statements: Yeats UCD 2015

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, […]

Schoolchildren Celebrate Poetic Magic for Yeats2015

“The Magic Within”, a key publication of the Yeats2015 programme, was recently launched as part of the national and international celebration of Yeats Day, on the 13th of June. The book stems from the “Yeats Among Schoolchildren”  project and competition, which offered schoolchildren all around the country the opportunity to submit their interpretation of a […]

New Yeats Poems on the Underground in London for Yeats Day

The June selection of poems on the London Underground (LU) were brought together as part of the year-long 150th anniversary celebration of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats. One of Yeats’s best-loved early poems, ‘When You Are Old’, reflecting his lifelong love of the actress Maud Gonne, is one of six new poems to feature on Tube […]

DFAT & Embassy Network Yeats Commemorations

13 June 2015, Yeats Day, is the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, and a centrepiece of Yeats2015, the year-long commemoration and celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning poet. Throughout the year, and especially around Yeats Day, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and its Embassy network is marking this anniversary by […]

Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta, host Yeats Day Event

The Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta, hosted an event to mark Yeats Day on Saturday 13 June at Emory University in Atlanta. Emory University is home to one of the largest collections of Yeats papers and archives anywhere outside of Ireland. The event was packed to capacity (200+ attendees). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business […]

Cork City Libraries Yeats2015 Celebration

In 2015 Ireland celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, William Butler Yeats on June 13th 1865. As part of the celebration Cork City Libraries has printed 8 Yeats poems that have been translated into various languages. These languages include French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese. The […]