Entries by Yeats2015

Yeats Day Events in Sligo – Yeats2015

The highlight of the Yeats2015 calendar: Yeats Day will be celebrated across Sligo this June, which will be 150 years since the poet’s birth on June 13th in 1865. Yeats Day will be marked by a four day celebration. See below a sample of the events taking place across County Sligo from June 11-14. Get a full view […]

Share a Yeats Poem for Yeats Day

For Yeats Day 2015 we’re on a mission to make Yeats poetry inescapable and irresistible, and invite everyone to get involved! Help us to flood Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with Yeats poetry from June 11-14 with the hashtag #Yeats2015 Want some help picking out a Yeats poem? Visit Poetry Foundation online. Need some more inspiration? Check […]

To the Waters & The Wild – FREE Guided Tour of Sligo’s Wild Places

To the Waters & The Wild – A FREE Guided Tour of Sligo’s Wild Places Friday 22nd May 2015 9.30am – 16.30pm To celebrate International Biodiversity Day (22nd May), the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council in association with Woodrow Environmental Consultants will host a free guided tour of Sligo’s wonderful natural environment, visiting a variety […]

Sligo company Seatrails offers special Yeats guided walk

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. […]

Noh performer to visit Sligo for Yeats2015 performance

Ms Ryoko AOKI, renowned Noh performer, is to visit Ireland as a Japan Cultural Envoy to give a talk at Trinity College Dublin, and to perform her classic and contemporary Noh theatre in Sligo and Waterford in June. Noh is a Japanese traditional theatre and one of the oldest extant theatrical forms in the world. It is a […]

‘Things Fall Apart’ – Yeats Programme on BBC Radio 4

WB Yeats was born 150 years ago. In a programme to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 next Tuesday, May 12th at 9am his biographer Roy Foster explores why The Second Coming, one of his celebrated poems, written in 1919, has continued to capture the zeitgeist. Once more, as so many timesbefore, a beast seems […]

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick to host Yeats fete in New York

Broadway star Matthew Broderick and his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, are to host next month’s Yeats: The Celebration, New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre announced. This season’s gala benefit production is to take place June 8 at The Town Hall in Manhattan. It will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning […]

Hawk’s Well Theatre iYeats Poetry Competition 2015

The Hawk’s Well Theatre fosters the importance of poetry with two competitions annually. The iYeats Poetry Competition is now open for entries. The iYeats Poetry Competition is an annual, online, international poetry competition which has won a prestigious reputation for the calibre of both entrants and judges. The competition is open to all those 16 years of […]

The Hamilton Gallery – Year long exhibition programme

Hamilton Gallery Exhibition Calendar 2015 5th March – 28th March: W.B. Yeats Landscape – Conor Gallagher, Brian McDonagh & John O’Connor 2nd April – 2nd May: Peripheral vision – Bernadette Kiely 7th May – 06th June: Dreams of Landscape – Mary Lohan 13th June – 29th August: Impressions and Portraits of WB Yeats – Invited […]