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June 2015

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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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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Talk on WB Yeats in Gorey Library

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Gorey Library, Gorey
Wexford, Ireland
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“Does ‘to set it out in a verse’, ‘risk blasphemy’?”: Reading W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ alongside Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man.’ In this presentation and seminar by Dr. Derek Coyle, we will read two classic poems by Ireland’s Noble prize winning poets, W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ and Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man’. There is more than one good reason to read them side by side, as both poems are born out of traumatic events in Irish history, the Easter Rebellion…

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The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture at NLI

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Thursday 11 June, 7pm The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture: “Players and Painted Stage”: The Drama of Yeats’s Life. This year’s Joseph Hassett Yeats lecture will be given by Professor Roy Foster. Booking required. Reserve a place: http://yeatslecturenli.eventbrite.com Furtherinformation from NLI National Library of Ireland

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Yeats Day at Dalkey Book Festival

June 12, 2015 - July 13, 2015
Dalkey Book Festival, 20 Railway Road
Dublin, Ireland
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Gabriel Byrne

Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It will feature a series of special events for Yeats Day on 12-13 June.

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History Ireland Hedge School at NLI

June 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Friday 12 June, 7pm Join history Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a panel discussion on Yeats 150 with Roy Foster, Catriona Crowe, P.J. Mathews with readings by Theo Dorgan. Further Information from NLI The National Library of Ireland

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Yeats Day Celebrations at Sandymount Green

June 13, 2015
Sandymount Green, Sandymount Green
Dublin, Dublin D4 Ireland
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Free
Sandymount Yeats

The Love Story of Maud Gonne & WB Yeats, Saturday 13th June at 11.30am, Sandymount Green, Dublin

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Afternoon Tea & Poetry Reading at the Merrion

June 13, 2015
Merrion Hotel, Merrion Street Upper
Dublin 2, Ireland
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ireland’s most famous poet and first Noble Prize winner, W.B. Yeats, The Merrion Hotel has announced a special “Yeats Season” for the entire month of June that includes offerings from a Yeats-inspired Afternoon Tea and new Clover Club cocktail to a celebratory accommodation package called ‘150 Years of Yeats’ which includes the tea, the cocktail, an overnight stay and optional private guided tour with a Yeats enthusiast. On June 6th,…

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Walking Tour – Yeats on Bloomsday

June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Yeats on Bloomsday, Dublin June 13th

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Yeats Birthday celebration: Celebrate the birthday at NLI!

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Saturday 13 June, 2-5pm 2 – 4pm: Music in the front hall with Denise Kelly- McDonnell harp, Ellen Cranitch flute, Jane Hughes cello. Niall MacMonagle will introduce a selection of Yeats’s poems read by students from the Poetry Aloud competition. Follow the Yeats trail to find the places in the library that are associated with the poet. 4.00pm: ‘The Poet and the Library: Yeats and the National Library of Ireland’ – this short talk by Katherine McSharry of the NLI explores Yeats's links with the National Library. Visit the…

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W B Yeats 150th Celebration at Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare

June 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare, Kenmare
Kerry, Ireland
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Saturday 13th June 2015 @ 7pm Tickets: €10 - includes Tea & Coffee A celebration of the life and works of W B Yeats Further Information from Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare  

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Yeats & Joyce in Music, Poetry and Story

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre Dublin, 35 North Great George's Stree
Dublin 1, Ireland
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To mark the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth, the James Joyce Centre is very pleased to present this special evening celebrating the lives and works of two giants of modern Irish literature. Yeats was one of Joyce’s earliest supporters and Joyce in turn acknowledged Yeats as among the greatest of modern poets. They each plotted their own course and established themselves as the leading voices of their generations at a time of great change in Ireland, but theirs was a…

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at The Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin,
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yeats pavilion

To mark the 150th Birthday of W.B. Yeats in 2015, Michael Scott has composed a new song cycle exploring his poetry focusing on the development of the Irish state and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Poems include Innisfree, Sailing to Byzantium, When You are Old, The Sorrow of Love, No Second Troy, September 1913. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Yvonne Brennan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical…

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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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Free

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 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

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

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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