This is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” on the first Thursday of each month. It introduces William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) – one of the great poets of the twentieth century – and his many interests, including lite.rature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult, and Irish cultural identity. After the tour, you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his most-loved poems, including Easter 1916.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was one of the great poets of the twentieth century. He created works that are widely known and loved. Yeats was a man of many interests – Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult – and a significant influence on modern Irish cultural identity.
Other dates for the tour occur on the following Thursdays: 3 August, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December. at The National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 at 2:00 pm.
Booking is not required.