Yeats Day 2015: June 11-14

Centred in Sligo, Galway and Dublin, but with many more events taking place around the country and internationally, Yeats Day 2015 offers a wealth of events and experiences to honour WB Yeats and celebrate his influence.

See a full list of events below. Follow #Yeats2015 for more updates.

Featured Events

Gabriel Byrne

Yeats Day at Dalkey Book Festival

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.

Yeats2015 Architecture Competition - Sligo

Art, architecture and landscape combine in a prestigious international competition to celebrate Yeats' Lake Isle of Inisfree

Portaits and Impressions of W.B. Yeats Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening by Professor Margaret Mills Harper. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. In 2014, Hamilton Gallery approached…
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Yeats Birthday Celebrations at Coole

The month of June at Coole will include many events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats who spent twenty summers here…
Poet Laureates

The Poet Laureate and National Poets Event - Sligo

One of the Yeats Day highlights, this event features Chair of Irish Poetry, Paula Meehan; Poet Laureate of England, Carol Ann Duffy; the National Poet…

Crazy Jane Exhibition at Clifden Arts Festival

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…

Events by Region

More Yeats Day Events…

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Image Credit Photo Creation Stuff by Donal Hackett
Gabriel Byrne
Orla Kiely
Yeats Among Schoolchildren
Dongguk University
Sandymount Yeats
Lissadell House
Yeats Model
Rose of Innisfree
Poetry Train
Yeats Day
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Poet Laureates
[Top Photo by Donal Hackett – Photo Creation Stuff]



New Yeats2015 Video Showcases Stunning Sligo

Today we launch a new video to mark the end of the hugely successful Yeats2015 celebrations.   Be prepared to be enchanted as WB Yeats recites ‘The…

The Sligo pub which hosted a daily Yeats reading for a year

Probably the most popular participant at Hargadons pub was Joanna Lumley Via The Irish Times More HERE Courtesy The Irish Times

Arabic translation of 'Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'

Qatar University students translate “Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” More HERE

Yeats2015: 15 poets read their favourite WB Yeats poems

Lagan Press have coupled with Poetry NI to ask fifteen poets to read their favourite WB Yeats, to help mark the 150 anniversary year of the poet's birth. As…

Gaelscoil Riabhach animation inspired by WB Yeats 'He wishes for the cloths of Heaven'

A stop-motion animation made by 4th and 5th class students of Gaelscoil Riabhach, Loughrea, Co. Galway, inspired by "He wishes for the cloths of Heaven".…

Toronto Bengalis Celebrate Tagore-Yeats Friendship

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the renowned Nobel Laureate poet William Butler Yeats, Bangladeshi Novels (an website of Bangladeshi novels)…