An internationally renowned poet and playwright, WB Yeats received the Nobel Prize for Literature in December 1923, the first Irish man to do so. His love of places in the West of Ireland, Sligo and Galway in particular, will also be celebrated as part of the programme.
Key programme highlights of this year long celebration include a worldwide celebration of Yeats Day on June 13th (WB Yeats’ Birthday), an exhibition of John Yeats paintings at the National Gallery, a celebratory music and poetry weekend of events at the National Concert Hall, an expanded Yeats Summer School in Sligo, theatre and dance performances at national arts festivals and widespread literary, academic and poetry events throughout the year.
Yeats2015 has been funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the national decade of commemorations initiative. The Western Development Commission (WDC) has been appointed as secretariat by the Department to deliver the programme on their behalf.
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