Yeats Day June 13th


London Launch of Yeats2015
25th September 2014

Yeats2015, the national and international celebration of WB Yeats, will be launched in London on Thusday September 25th.  

The event will take place in the Embassy of Ireland and will complement the inaugural Yeats lecture by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall, with the Irish Literary Society. For more details click



Call for Expressions of Interest from Creative Community for Yeats 2015 Programme Awards

Yeats2015 has issued a call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ for two Awards (Creative/Artistic and Regional) in respect of the development of elements of the Yeats 2015 programme. 

The call is managed by the Western Development Commission (WDC) on behalf of the Yeats2015 National Steering Group. Senator Susan O’Keeffe, chair of the Steering Group welcomed the call. “This will be a year-long national and international celebration of Yeats and of contemporary Irish creativity.

The year will succeed because of the great talent we have in Ireland across the creative sector. This is the first time an Irish literary figure is to be celebrated in this manner.”
Successful proposers may secure between €2,000 and €25,000 in funding to develop and deliver their programme element.  The call will close on 29th September 2014.

Further detail regarding the application process is clearly set-out on the WDC’s website.  Interested parties can access further information regarding the call for Expressions of Interest at

W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

The WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia is now accepting entries for the 2014 Prize.
Closing date is March 31, 2015.  First Prize AU $500. 00 and Certificate.
Second Prize AU $100. 00 and Certificate. Please click on the link for more details. 

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