Yeats Day June 13th

Coming Soon Yeats2015



Yeats2015 will celebrate and commemorate the life, work, influence and achievements of W.B. Yeats. Through an engaging, celebratory and cultural programme, it will showcase Ireland as a dynamic, inspiring and creative place.

It will be a year-long national and international celebration of the life and works of the Nobel Prize winning poet William Butler Yeats. It will mark 150 years since his birth on June 13th 1865. The year-long celebrations will be rooted in Sligo – Yeats’ ‘spiritual home’ – and connect with every county across Ireland.

The celebrations will draw people to Ireland to begin to understand what inspired him and to share that experience. It is intended that institutions and organisations from around Ireland and the world will partner with Yeats 2015 to celebrate this important event.

Yeats2015 was launched on Yeats Day June 13th 2014. Chair of Irish Poetry Paula Meehan was the guest of honour at the launch in the City Hall in Sligo.  

Chair of Irish Poetry Paula Meehan was the guest of honour at the launch.   She said: “We must be heartened by the commitment given by the Taoiseach and by Minister Jimmy Deenihan to put their full weight behind this up-coming year”.

Click on the link below to read Paula Meehan's speech


The annual 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 NOW 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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Starts: June 13th

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