Entries by Yeats2015

Damien Dempsey records Yeats2015 song for Dublin2020

Award-winning Dublin musician Damien Dempsey will be recording a music video and new song this Friday in Dublin locations that are close to his heart, showing his support for the Dublin2020 campaign. Dempsey’s new song, which features lyrics from W.B. Yeats’ poem The Death of Cuchulain, will be released to the public on Saturday to […]

The world pauses to pay tribute to Ireland’s ‘national poet’ William Butler Yeats for his 150th Birthday Celebrations

The 150th birthday of one of Ireland’s greatest literary figures, Nobel prize winning poet William Butler Yeats, will be celebrated globally on June 13. The momentous birthday is being marked this year with hundreds of cultural events and celebrations happening both at home and abroad culminating in a four day Yeats Festival from June 11-14 […]

Yeats Day 2015 – Top 10 Things To Do

“There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.” The poet W.B. Yeats spent many of his childhood summer holidays in County Sligo, and so this weekend, the county plays host to many events and Yeatsian happenings to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birthday for Yeats Day. We asked Denise Rushe, a […]

Thoor Ballylee Opens for Yeats’ 150th Birthday

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society is delighted to announce that Thoor Ballylee will open as promised for Yeats 150th birthday celebration on Saturday 13th June. Visitors, scholars, and the local community will be able to view that winding gyring stair once again, thanks to all your support, eagerness and goodwill. The official opening will take place in […]

The 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats on RTÉ

As Ireland prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats on June 13th, RTÉ has announced a range of programming to mark the birth of one of Ireland’s greatest artists. Noel Curran, Director-General, RTÉ, says: “The 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats provides […]

Poem for WB Yeats: by Hugh McCormack

The thoor of which there are real possibilities looming to known bounds -so many have gotten de-stabilised due to harrying as duress caught by defect – confessed guilt in reckoning by making tally of every mark made – its reward will stretch the imagination those able Upwards that singular movement for many a different experience […]

Hawk’s Well Theatre Children’s Poet of the Year Competition 2015

The Hawk’s Well Theatre celebrates and fosters the importance of poetry with two annual competitions. Our iYeats poetry competition is open to those 16 years old and upwards. Our children’s poetry competition is open to all primary school students. We are happy to announce our Children’s Poet of the Year Competition 2015 is now open […]

Thoor Ballylee Auction this Sunday

On Sunday May 31st 2015 the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society will hold a development fundraising evening at Thoor Ballylee Gort, Co. Galway in the former home of the world-famous poet William Butler Yeats. With shades of the Beatles on the roof at Savile Row or U2 from Dublin’s Clarence Hotel, the auction will take place from the rooftop […]

Creative Yeats Competition Winners

The Access Schools Programme at St Angela’s College, in conjunction with Yeats 2015, organised a competition for secondary school students, Creative Yeats. The purpose of the Creative Yeats competition was: To raise awareness among secondary school students and their communities of the poetry of WB Yeats To promote access to, and enjoyment of the poetry […]