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January 2015

Yeats Collection at the NLI

January 1, 2015
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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The Life and Works of WB Yeats will continue to delight audiences in 2015, with new additions

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February 2015

A year of Yeats at The Model, Sligo

February 1, 2015 - May 16, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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The Occult, the Island, the Painter and the Poet: The Model comes alive with Yeats

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

February 1, 2015
irish canadian centre for the arts, 310 St. Patrick Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5K4, ON K1N 5K4 Canada
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A celebration of Yeats on the occasion of Saint Brigid’s Day at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa on Sunday 1 February.  Readers of Yeats’ poetry include CBC Radio One presenter Alan Neal and Canadian poet David O’Meara, and local musicians included sean nos singer Ellen McIsaac. Visitors can also enjoy the DFAT Yeats exhibition. Further information from http://saintbrigidscentre.com/niccc/ 

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Yeats Lecture & Exhibition: Prince Edward Island

February 19, 2015
Irish Cultural centre, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Irish Cultural Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Dr. Brendan O’Grady lecture on the Life and Poetry of W.B. Yeats on 19 March together with Yeats Exhibition and the Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Ceili. Organised by The Benevolent Irish Society of PEI, together with Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa

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Poems on the Underground

February 22, 2015 - April 19, 2015
The Underground London, London United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

22nd Feb - 19th April

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Visualising the West – National Gallery of Ireland

February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Visualising the West Running from 10am to 1.30pm, this event will feature talks and panel discussions exploring the West of Ireland’s enduring attraction for artists. It will include a special series of poetry readings by actor Denis Conway to mark 150 years since the birth of WB Yeats (1865-1939). Visualising the West The West of Ireland’s enduring attraction for artists is partly due to the fact that traditional customs and ways of life were visible there long after they had…

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March 2015

‘Wandering Shades’ at Ballymote Community Library

March 2, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

From 2nd to the 31st of March.

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WB Yeats Landscape Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery

March 5, 2015 - March 28, 2015
The Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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A WB Yeats Landscape Exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo: 5th – 28th March 2015

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

March 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Daily until March 12, 2015
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

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.

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The Abbey Theatre Backstage Tours (Sat)

March 7, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey Street Lower
Dublin, Dublin D1 Ireland
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The Abbey Theatre Backstage Tours The Abbey Theatre Backstage Tours is offering an insight into the behind-the-scenes work of Ireland’s national theatre. The theatre, co-founded by WB Yeats, will give visitors the opportunity to engage with the aspects and challenges of a new production. As part of the tour participants can enjoy an introduction into the historic art collection, have drink at the Yeats Lounge and walk the same inspiring corridors as its founders: William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory and…

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Into the Twilight, The Landscape of WB Yeats.

March 9, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Landscape photographer Ciarán McHugh exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

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A Visual Tribute to W.B. Yeats

March 12, 2015 - March 17, 2015
The City Assembly House, 58 South William St
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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The City Assembly House, 58, South William St, Dublin, 12th March to the 17th March from 10.00 am – 5.00pm daily

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

March 15, 2015
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A SERIES OF COLLABORATIVE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATING IRELAND’S PRESENCE IN CHINA Irish Festival, Beijing & Shanghai March 2015 Sponsored by Culture Ireland, Dubin City Council, Embassy of Ireland Supported by Inter Art Center and the Dong Yue Art Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre SUBSEQUENTLY TOURING TO LONDON & BELFAST AT The Leyden Gallery http://leydengallery.com/ The James Wray & Co Gallery http://jameswray.ie/ IRISH WAVE 2015 POETIC VISION has at its heart a conversation between artforms & cultures: a discourse between visual art &…

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Shanghai – ‘Small World’ Exhibition

March 21, 2015 - March 28, 2015
San Wei Gallery, San Wei Gallery, M50 Art District, Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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Small World

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

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Shanghai Grand Theatre: A Salon Discussion

March 23, 2015
Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Ave
Huangpu, Shanghai, China
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  A Salon Discussion on Small World exhibition of Irish Chinese contemporary arT inspired by the love of Yeats Poetry. Curated by Fionn Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by the Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, and Culture Ireland and The Shanghai Grand Theatre Opening speech by Consul General Austin Gormley Embassy of Ireland, People’s Republic of China http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/913769.shtml 

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The Ark – Once Upon a Picture Exhibition 28 Mar – 2 May 2015

March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
The Ark, 11A Eustace Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Every artwork has a story to tell! Sometimes worlds cross over and strange things happen - humans take on animal form, objects shrink or grow, people dream enchanted dreams and things are not always as they seem. A free exhibition for ages 4+ Let your imagination run wild as you explore our exhibition of artworks that we think are a little bit mysterious, alluring and perhaps magical. These artworks suggest themes that have fascinated artists, writers, thinkers and dreamers across…

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A Meditation in a Time of War: Beijing – Dongyue Temple Museum

March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dongyue Temple, 141 Chaowai Dajie
Chaoyang District, China
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Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘A Meditation in Time of War’ Curated by Fion Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by Culture Ireland and Embassy of Ireland, Beijing Exhibition opened by Minister Alan Kelly Curated by Fion Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by Culture Ireland and Embassy of Ireland, Beijing Further Information from: http://www.thebeijinger.com/events/2015/mar/meditation-time-war-irish-wave-2015

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April 2015

Yeats and the Kiltartan Connection

April 1, 2015
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Daily until September 1, 2015
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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Kiltartan Gregory Museum houses memorabilia, manuscripts and artifacts relating to Lady Gregory, Coole House and the Irish Literary Renaissance period

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

April 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

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.

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Yeats at Le Moyne, New York

April 9, 2015 - May 11, 2015
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Yeats at 150 : Books from the Collection of Pat Keane On April 9, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Bernat Room, as part of Le Moyne College’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, Professor Emeritus Pat Keane will discuss some rare editions of books on display in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library, offer a few observations on Yeats as a Muse-inspired poet, and recite several of those Muse poems. Refreshments will be…

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Exhibition recalls WB Yeats, Concourse Gallery Dublin

April 13, 2015
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Daily until April 26, 2015
Concourse Gallery, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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In the Concourse Gallery, County Hall, Marine Rd. Dun Laoghaire. From Monday 13th April to Sunday 26th April, 10.00am to 5.00pm each day.

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Padraic Reaney at Coole Visitor Centre, Gort, Co Galway

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Coole Visitor Centre, Gort
Galway, Ireland
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, artist Padraic Reaney is showing part of his graphic work based on Yeats’s poems Crazy Jane in the Coole Park restaurant. The work on show will be block prints and drypoint using CD discs as printing plates. Padraic has been working on the Crazy Jane poems by Yeats on and off since the late 1980s. Pádraic was born in An Cheathrú Rua and now lives in Moycullen. His…

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WB Yeats and his Books Exhibition at Wake Forest University

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC NC 27106, United States
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of William Butler Yeats’s birth, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department has opened an exhibit of materials from its extensive Yeats collection. The exhibit traces Yeats’s multifaceted career and his involvement with the design and illustration of his books. Venue: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections & Archives (Room 625), Wake Forest University. Curated by Megan Mulder: The W. B. Yeats and his Books exhibit will remain on display through July 2015. The exhibit…

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An exhibition in the Special Collections Reading Room, James Joyce Library

April 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
UCD Library, Belfield
Dublin, Ireland
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An exhibition, W.B. Yeats and his Muses, in the Special Collections Reading Room, James Joyce Library for public viewing. Exhibition Details The exhibition celebrates the women who inspired much of Yeats’s poetry. Yeats believed in the Greek idea of the Muses as the font of poetic inspiration, and found his muses in living women. The exhibition explores the relationship between five exceptional women and the poems Yeats wrote to or about them. Original letters, manuscripts, and inscribed first editions trace…

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May 2015

W.B. Yeats Under the Influence in the Irish Arts Center NYC

May 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Irish Arts Centre New York, Manhattan
New York, NY NY 10019 United States
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Yeats NLI

The poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was born in County Dublin in 1865. He died in 1939, the year that Alen MacWeeney – originally from Dublin and now based in New York – was born.

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Exhibition on the Life and Works of WB Yeats to tour Scotland

May 5, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Scotland, Aberdeen
Scotland, United Kingdom
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, through the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh, is displaying an exhibition on the life and works of the Irish poet WB Yeats throughout Scotland. 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the great poet’s birth, and this exhibition is just one item in a diverse programme of activities to mark the occasion, in Ireland, Britain, and across the world. Read more about the Yeats2015 Initiative, or by following Yeats2015 on Twitter. The…

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Still Life Exhibition – Rosses Point Art Group at the Hawk’s Well Theatre

May 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daily until May 31, 2015
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Still-life is an exhibition of art works created by the Rosses Point Art Group for Sligo Arts Service and the Bealtaine Festival Sligo 2015. The work on display is inspired by the Yeats sisters, Susan & Elizabeth and their love for the imagery of flowers and plants. Elizabeth Yeats wrote and created the artwork for "Elementary Brush-Work Studies" (published in 1900), an educational book that teaches the technique of painting flowers and plants using her simple method. This work of…

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

May 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

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.

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The Art of a Nation Exhibition, London

May 13, 2015
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Daily until May 31, 2015
Mall Galleries, The Mall
London , SW1 United Kingdom
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15 May 2015, 3:30pm at Mall Galleries a talk by the Ambassador of Ireland Mr Daniel Mulhall on W B Yeats

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Celebrating Yeats150 at University of Porto (FLUP)

May 18, 2015
University of Porto, Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal
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“A terrible Beauty is born” Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats at the Faculty of Letters at University of Porto, May 18th 2015. All day Lecture followed by panel that will present tribute to W.B. Yeats through the poetry and creation in contemporary Irish women's poetry. Invited Professor Dr. Catriona Clutterbuck. Organised by Embassy of Ireland and Porto Faculty of Letters

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Yeats- a celebration Edinburgh Reads

May 22, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Central Library, Edinburgh United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Friday, 22 May 2015 from 14:30 to 15:30 (BST) Edinburgh, United Kingdom Yeats' birthday event, Central Library, Friday 22 May, 2.30-3.30pm Edinburgh Libraries are proud to celebrate William Butler Yeats' 150th birthday – by hosting an Edinburgh Reads event AND exhibition in association with the Irish Consulate, Edinburgh. The exhibition, a 13 panel display about Yeats' life, is in the Reference Room, Central Library, from 5-25 May. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain since September 2013, talks about…

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‘Byzantium’ – Group show at Hodges Figgis

May 29, 2015 - June 11, 2015
Hodges Figgis,, 56-58 Dawson Street,
Dublin, Ireland
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Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin: 29 May - 11 June 2015 Group show featuring works by Yanny Petters, and tondo artists Eve Parnell, Gerard Cox and Eoin Mac Lochlainn To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B Yeats, Hodges Figgis presents an exhibition curated by the Olivier Cornet Gallery and featuring works by Yanny Petters and Tondo artists Eve Parnell, Gerard Cox, and Eoin Mac Lochlainn. Passers-by and customers of the bookshop alike will be able to…

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June 2015

Yeats Room @ St. Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea

June 1, 2015 - September 1, 2015
St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Yeats Room @ St. Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea. Exhibition of art and artifacts belonging to the Yeats Family. With guided talks each day between 3 to 6pm. Works from the Dun Emer Guild, established by Evelyn Gleeson with the aid of the two Yeats sisters Lily and Elizabeth.

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‘Words and Fragments’ – Mary Plunkett Exhibition – Sligo

June 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 2nd June to 29th July

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Yeats Poetry And Place, Group Exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

June 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland

Yeats Poetry and Place 2 June to 11 June 2015 | Opening Tuesday 2 June The writing of WB Yeats, Ireland’s most celebrated poet, continues to inspire and influence a world-wide readership while artists have always found a rich vein to be mined in the breadth and beauty of his work. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, the Hyde Bridge gallery is giving its annual small works exhibition a Yeats focus. From an open call,  artists…

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Poetic Prints

June 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Off Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Dublin 2,
FREE

'Come away, O Human Child'... and pay a visit to Graphic Studio Gallery during June 4th - 27th, when we will be hosting a literary-themed show with 'Poetic Prints' inspired by the works of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Oscar Wilde and more... These works weave together our nation's visual abundance and rich literary heritage in time for Bloomsday and Yeats2015, celebrating 150 years since the birth of one of Ireland's greatest poets.

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

June 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Sol Art presents – ‘Crazy Jane’ Exhibition by Pádraic Reaney 

June 5, 2015 - June 18, 2015
Sol Art, 8 Dawson Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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A solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats CRAZY JANE Sol Art presents ‘Crazy Jane’, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney based on poems WB Yeats wrote in his later years based on an eccentric old woman, ‘Crazy Jane’. In the poems Jane’s chance for love is ruined by an interfering bishop, who conspired to keep her and her lover Jack apart –…

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Textile Collective “Vivid Cloths” exhibition in Sligo

June 5, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Teach Bán Art Gallery, Drumcliffe
Sligo, Ireland
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Teach Bán Gallery, Drumcliffe, Sligo, from June 5th to June 26th Members of the public are invited to make their mark with the Textile Collective’s exhibition “Vivid Cloths”, an innovative mixed media exhibition celebrating in part the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. “Vivid Cloths” -a textile art showcase, will run at Teach Bán Gallery, Drumcliffe, Sligo, from June 5th to June 26th. During the exhibition visitors to Teach Bán Gallery, are invited to bring their creative flair…

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Wearable Yeats!

June 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - July 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Gort Library, Main Street
Gort, Galway Ireland
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An exhibition of hand painted silk scarves by Renata Hochmanova, inspired by the imagery of Yeats' poetry. Venue: Gort Library, Queen St., Gort, Co. Galway Launch: 7pm Friday 5th June with Prosecco toast & birthday cake for W.B. Dates: 5th June - 4th July during library opening hours Contact: Eileen O'Connor (091) 631224 or gort@galwaylibrary.ie

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Yeats Celebrated in Poetry and Art at Loughrea, Galway

June 6, 2015 - June 20, 2015
River Art Supplies, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Yeats 150th Anniversary Exhibition at River Art Supplies As part of the events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B.Yeats, River Art Supplies presents an exhibition of work by local artists examining the life, poetry and continued relevance of W.B Yeats. Yeats has been a major influence in the development of Irish culture from the inception of the state to the modern day and the Artwork exhibited investigates this continued importance. The exhibition explores the relevance of Yeats…

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Three Plays by W.B. Yeats in the New Theatre Temple Bar

June 8, 2015 - June 20, 2015
The New Theatre, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland
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Saints & Sinners by W.B. Yeats - Three Plays by W.B. Yeats The Pot of Broth, An Cat agus An Ghealach and Purgatory (The World Premiere of The Cat and the Moon in the Irish Language, translated by Gabriel Rosenstock) Presented by Mouth on Fire Theatre Company in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Mouth on Fire and The New Theatre Jun 8th - Jun 20th @ 7.30pm Preview Mon 8th. Opens Tues 9th June Tickets: €15 (€12 conc. €10…

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‘Abbey Theatre in New York: Yeats on Stage – Down Off His Stilts’

June 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winner William Butler Yeats, hear readings and dramatic re-enactments from a selection of his most compelling plays, poems and letters, edited and compiled by former Abbey Theatre literary director Aideen Howard and performed by Alison McKenna, Ciaran O’Reilly and Fiana Toibin from the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland. Down Off His Stilts provides insight into Yeats’s life and work during the period…

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Shared Visions – The Model Collects – Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Thurs June 11 to Sunday June 14, 10 am to 6pm. Sat June 13th Tour at 2pm

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

June 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Galway City Museum Yeats Exhibition

June 12, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Free

Galway City Museum is holding a special Yeats exhibition in the Museum’s foyer, which charts and celebrates Yeats’ extraordinary breadth, depth and legacy – spanning early and mid-life literature, his interest in mysticism, theatre and performing arts, his involvement with politics and the senate and concluding with poignant moments from his latter years. The Yeats2015 installation also features historical images, illustrations, and references of note in relation to Yeats’ life and work. For more information see http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/?]

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Yeats2015 Architecture Competition – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Lough Gill
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Art, architecture and landscape combine in a prestigious international competition to celebrate Yeats' Lake Isle of Inisfree

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Impressions and Portraits of WB Yeats – Invited Artists

June 13, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. In 2014, Hamilton Gallery approached over 100 of Ireland's leading and emerging contemporary artists with an invitation to create a 20x20cm canvas inspired by the work of the poet and his work. Accordingly Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats exhibition is a prescient comprehensive artistic response to the work of one of our literary giants in the 75 years since his death. Through the works contributed the vibrant legacy…

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Sharing thoughts with Elizabeth Yeats – Grainne Cuffe and Bettina Seitz – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 8, 2015
Blue Raincoat Theatre, The Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street,
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Gráinne Cuffe draws a tulip, showing drawing to finished etching in several stages. Using traditional etching methods she has produced a series of tulips, in limited editions. Describing her work as 'loosely botanical', Gráinne shares a love for the graphic qualities of the tulip with Elizabeth Yeats. Bettina Seitz reflects in her sculptures in resin and fiberglass on the art manuals Elementary Brushwork and Brushwork studies of flowers, fruit and animals by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and her influence on the…

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The Model ‘Entwined Memories’ – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 12, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland will co-ordinate the 5th exhibition of textiles in conjunction with member organisations, Guilds Associations Networks and Societies.

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Intergenerational Arts Project – Window Textile Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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The participants of the Ballymote Intergenerational Arts Project, Colaiste Muire Secondary School & Ballymote Nursing Unit invite you to view their window exhibition of textile art.

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Primary Colours Mixed Media Children’s Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 27, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Primary Colours is an exciting children’s arts education programme developed around the primary school visual arts curriculum.

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Fall of the Dew Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Fall of the Dew Exhibition of artworks by artists & craft practitioners in the Northwest. The work is inspired by Susan and Elizabeth Yeats and their love of plants & flowers, organic motif, textiles and books.

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The light and the half light Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 31, 2015
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The light and the half light based on WB Yeat’s poem Cloths of Heaven by textile artists Bernie Gallagher and Theresa Kelly.

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Psychic Lighthouse at The Model

June 13, 2015 - August 30, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free
Yeats Model

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats, The Model is delighted to present Psychic Lighthouse, an exhibition that takes his interest in the practice of magic and the quest for enlightenment as it’s point of departure. Psychic Lighthouse features the work of a number of Irish and international contemporary artists, who investigate ritual, spiritualism and occult practices – to question the boundary between the metaphysical and material worlds. As a poet Yeats used charged talismanic symbols and images,…

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Lucan Library exhibition by Maria Kampyli.

June 13, 2015
Lucan Library Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

In celebration of Yeats' 150 birthday on 13 June this year, Lucan Library has put on an exhibition by Maria Kampyli. It explores the Indian, Persian, Japanese and Chinese influences on Yeats' work and his collaboration with thinkers from those countries. On view during library opening hours. All welcome to come in and discover something new about one of Ireland's best-loved poets.

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The Living Statue – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 11:30 am
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Free

Installation by students of IADT at the famous statue of WB Yeats at Ulster Bank, Stephen St.

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Portaits and Impressions of W.B. Yeats Exhibition Opening

June 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Exhibition Opening by Professor Margaret Mills Harper. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. In 2014, Hamilton Gallery approached over 100 of Ireland’s leading and emerging contemporary artists with an invitation to create a 20x20cm canvas inspired by the work of the poet and his work. Accordingly Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats exhibition is a prescient comprehensive artistic response to the work of one of our literary giants in the 75 years since his death.

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A Public Talk at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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A talk by Margarita Cappock, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, followed by a discussion about the paintings and people who inspired Yeats’ celebrated poem.

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

June 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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A Country Under Wave: The Theatre of WB Yeats

June 21, 2015 - August 8, 2015
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Blue Raincoat presents A Country Under Wave - the theatre of W. B. Yeats. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have assembled a range of events inspired by Yeats’s theatre from productions of his dance work to performed readings of all 26 of his plays. There are full productions of Yeats’s plays on beaches and mountains, exhibitions, and talks relating to his work and the landscape that inspired him. Noh master, Ryoki Aoki, will also give a lecture demonstration on the Japanese theatre form Noh that…

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Major exhibition explores W.B. Yeats’ connections with the West

June 25, 2015 - December 20, 2015
NUI Galway, University Road
Galway, Ireland
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A major exhibition celebrating the many connections W.B. Yeats had with the west of Ireland opened at NUI Galway on June 25th. NUI Galway’s Moore Institute and Hardiman Library present ‘Yeats & the West’, an exhibition exploring Yeats’s life, work, legacy and deep connections to the west of Ireland. Rare artworks, books, original documents and exclusive film clips feature in the interactive exhibition. Original watercolour sketches and oils by W.B. Yeats’s brother, the celebrated artist Jack B. Yeats  also feature.…

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

June 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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July 2015

Textile Collective “Vivid Cloths” exhibition in Gallery No.6, Sligo

July 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - July 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street
Sligo,
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Vivid Cloths by Textile Collective Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street, Sligo, from July 1st to July 31st Textile Collective’s exhibition “Vivid Cloths”, is an innovative mixed media textile art exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats will run at Gallery No.6, 6 Market Street, Sligo, from July 1st to July 31st. Work is inspired by the life and works of the Yeats family. The exhibition also features “The Cloths of Heaven” which was created by visitors…

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‘Of This Place’ Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery

July 2, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Of This Place Yeats

Special Yeats inspired exhibition featuring the work of Nuala Clarke, Conor Gallagher, Cormac O'Leary, Kate Mac Donagh, Brian Mc Donagh, Leonora Neary, Bettina Seitz & Michael Wann.

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

July 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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Loughrea Camera Club – Photographs Inspired by the Poetry of WB Yeats

July 13, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Loughrea Library, Church Street
Loughrea, Co. Galway Ireland
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An exhibition of photographs,inspired by the poetry of W.B.Yeats.Follow the art trail from the library,and see photographs displayed in various shop windows around the town of Loughrea.

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The Trembling of the Veil – Bettina Seitz Exhibition

July 20, 2015 - August 17, 2015
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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The Trembling of the Veil Sculptures Inspired by Yeats’s Dance Plays Exhibition of new work inspired by the theatre of W. B. Yeats by contemporary visual artist Bettina Seitz. Sculptures in white Jesmonite resin and glass fiber in response to scenes and characters of At the Hawk’s Well, The Only Jealousy of Emer and other plays. Monday 20 July – Monday 17 August 10am-6pm Free Factory Foyer Closed Sundays except Sunday 16 August

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Annie West ‘Yeats in Love’

July 27, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Prints and drawings about the sad and nerdy love life of Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats. Exhibition opening Monday 27th July Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

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IMMA presents El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

July 30, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham,
Dublin 8, Ireland
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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 voice to a new image for the emerging state and a visual language for its’ politics. This exhibition places this local reflection within a broader…

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Wild Atlantic Wayfarer Exhibition

July 31, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Hawkswell Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre - Exhibition by Val Robus - Opening Fri 31 July, 5:30-7:30pm

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August 2015

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

August 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Interpreting Yeats

August 7, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Grennan Mill Craft School, Mill Street, Thomastown
Co. Kilkenny,
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Fine Art printmaking Show

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September 2015

Mr Yeats and Us – Graham Gingles & Lisa Gingles

September 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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The Hamilton Gallery is located on the first floor of No. 4 Castle Street, a listed Victorian building in the heart of  Sligo. The gallery was established by Martina Hamilton in 2010, to present art exhibitions by emerging & established Irish artists to collectors and art lovers in the region. The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions, which are open to the public from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. In addition to their exhibition calendar, they present an extensive collection of…

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

September 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture & Place

September 12, 2015 - December 23, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture & Place Saturday 12 September – Wednesday December 23rd 2015 Opening: Saturday 12 September 5 – 8pm The Model is delighted to present Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture and Place, an ambitious exhibition that 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 as its…

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Crazy Jane Exhibition at Clifden Arts Festival

September 17, 2015 - September 27, 2015
West Connemara Leisure Centre, Clifden
Galway, Ireland
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Clifden Arts Festival proudly presents a world premier, the complete, 53 works in all, of Crazy Jane, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney based on poems WB Yeats wrote in his later years based on an eccentric old woman, ‘Crazy Jane’. In the poems Jane’s chance for love is ruined by an interfering bishop, who conspired to keep her and her lover Jack apart – after Jack’s death Jane’s spindly figure is seen walking through dense woodlands,…

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Yeats: At The Fringe

September 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

2015 is the 150th anniversary of Ireland's most internationally famous poet - WB Yeats birth. To celebrate this Literature Centre Tranås would like to invite you to 10 days of WordFest! All over the town there shall be events held to celebrate words, language, music and most importantly of all W B Yeats. Välkommen!

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October 2015

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

October 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015.  As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required although…

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W.B. Yeats Family and Influences @ Crawford Art Gallery Cork

October 5, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Place
Cork, Ireland
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Family and Influences W.B. Yeats' interest in the visual arts was not just an early phase ending when he left art school, but rather a lifetime concern that affected him in many ways. Not only did artists and art critics have a shaping influence on his aesthetic but printing and sculptures and their creators provided him with scenes and symbols for his poetry. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery to celebrate the one hundred and fiftieth…

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The Muse Of Yeats Weekend Festival at Rossnaree House

October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Rossnaree House, Slane
Meath, Ireland
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The Muse Of Yeats weekend festival is on October 10 - 11 2015 at Rossnaree House, hosted by Aisling Law - the great granddaughter of Maud Gonne. The programme of events will include poetry readings, talks by Yeatsian scholars, artists and family members, theatre, music and a special exhibition of previously unseen artwork by Maud Gonne from the family's private collection and photographs of Maud Gonne and her daughter, Iseult. A dinner will be held on Saturday 10 October. Further…

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Yeats & Son – John and Jack Butler Yeats Exhibition @ Wexford Arts Centre

October 18, 2015 - November 21, 2015
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket
Wexford, Ireland
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Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and Visit Wexford are delighted to present an exhibition featuring work from two of Ireland’s major artists, Jack and John Butler Yeats. This exceptional collection of work is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection in Co. Sligo, and offers some of the finest examples of work from members of the Yeats family. The Niland Collection was named after Nora Niland, the County Librarian, who began collecting this critical body…

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Belgravia Gallery Exhibition: The Year of Yeats, Bettina Seitz, Patrick Hall & Nick Miller

October 19, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Belgravia Gallery, 23 Maddox Street, Mayfair,
London, United Kingdom
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An exhibition by three renowned Irish artists for The Year of Yeats 2015, presented at Belgravia Gallery, 23 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London from the 19th of October to the 9th of November 2015 as part of the yearlong, global  celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet and Nobel prize winner W.B. Yeats. Bettina Seitz, Patrick Hall, and Nick Miller all live and work in Co Sligo in the North West of Ireland, regarded by Yeats as…

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At a Glance: Portraits by John Butler Yeats

October 24, 2015 - January 17, 2016
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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4 October 2015 - 17 January 2016 Millennium Wing (Room 1) Admission free The National Gallery of Ireland holds a substantial collection of works in different media by John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), including 26 oils and 94 works on paper (including 23 illustrations to Defoe’s Romances and Narratives, 1895). The portraits in the collection depict eminent academic, political and literary figures with whom the artist associated, together with members of his family.  Paintings of prominent figures such as the Fenian…

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November 2015

Cascais celebrates 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats

November 2, 2015

Cast a cold eye - Olha Friamente 02/11/2015 The Irish Association of Portugal in association with the Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa with the support of the Embassy of Ireland and Fundação D. Luis I, presented an art exhibition and evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Irish poet, W.B. Yeats at Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães Cascais. https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/portugal/news-and-events/  

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A Lonely Impulse of Delight

November 26, 2015 - January 28, 2016
SO Fine Art Editons, 10 South Anne Street
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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'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. Yeats, these visual artists and authors have created original works in fine art print, photography, sculpture…

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Western Worlds: a Yeats & the West symposium

November 27, 2015
NUI Galway, Galway
Galway, Ireland
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Western Worlds: A Yeats & the West Day Bridge Seminar Room, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway Friday 27th November 2015 10.45am Welcome & Kisses Adrian Frazier  Yeats & Maud Gonne: The Meaning of Their Kisses 12pm   Memories Brian Arkins    W.B.Yeats & G.M. Hopkins Barry Houlihan   ‘Suffering Spirits and Remorseful Dead’: Remembrance and Re-enactments in the plays of W.B.Yeats 1pm       Lunch 2pm       Arts                                                                       Deirdre Ní Chonghaile  ‘Listening to this rude and beautiful poetry’:…

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Madrid celebrates 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats

November 29, 2015
Sala de Exposiciones, Prado 19 of the Ateneo de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the month of June will see the Yeats Society Madrid organise a series of cultural events in Madrid, in close collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland. The centrepiece of the festivities will be a major new art exhibition featuring 26 paintings and sculptures by eight contemporary Irish visual artists. This unique exhibition, entitled “Of this Place”, sees the artists draw inspiration from the very landscapes that helped shape…

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December 2015

Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats at Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, Belgium

December 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1,
3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Friday 4 December 2015 at 20.30 Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats To end the celebrations of Yeats2015 with a flourish the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies is honoured to host a major and multifarious Yeats event in Leuven with music, recitals, a talk by Meg Harper, Chair of the International Yeats Society, and the book launch of Yeats Reborn, the result of a Europe-wide translation project, involving twenty languages. Speakers and singers from Limerick and Sligo, Belgium, the Netherlands…

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‘A lonely impulse of delight’ WB Yeats 150 Years

December 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - January 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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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. Yeats, these visual artists and authors have created original works in fine art print, photography, sculpture and the written word. Among the participants are: John…

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