Search Results for 'W. B. Yeats'

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Celebrate the legacy of Lady Gregory

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THE LEGACY of Lady Augusta Gregory will be celebrated in the Lough Cutra Castle and estate, outside Gort in south Galway, next month.

Pádraic Reaney’s Crazy Jane at Coole Park

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TO MARK the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, artists Pádraic Reaney is hosting an exhibition of some of his graphic work based on Yeats’s Crazy Jane poems.

Get on your bike for the An Post Yeats Tour

The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council, and Local Sports Partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May Bank Holiday Weekend and this year is part of the ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.

An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo 2015

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The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council and local sports partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May bank holiday weekend and this year is part of the Yeats 2015 celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.

Gort gears up for Yeats-themed parade this weekend

Gort will play host to a WB Yeats-themed parade this weekend as part of a week of festivities to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Auction in WB Yeats’ tower to raise funds for restoration

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A 40 per cent cut in funding to the arts has meant that a local committee in Galway is going it alone to restore WB Yeats’s home in Gort. The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society has launched a call for funds in Ireland and abroad to restore Thoor Ballylee, a fine 14th century tower owned by Yeats.

Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

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The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.

Gort to celebrate the life and work of WB Yeats

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THIS WEEKEND marks the start of a series of events in County Galway, as part of Yeats2015, celebrating WB Yeats and his connections to south Galway.

Youth to celebrate Yeats in south Galway

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THIRTY YOUNG harpists from the Athenry Music School and 15 students of Kiltartan National School will join forces for an event to celebrate WB Yeats.

Rediscovering Maud Gonne

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THE LIFE, times, and personality of Maud Gonne will be vividly evoked in a new stage presentation by local theatre-makers Caroline Lynch and Sarah O’Toole, of Mephisto and Anam Theatre companies respectively. The show, which could be described as a dramatised lecture, takes place on Thursday February 26 at 1pm in NUI Galway’s Cube Theatre and admission is free.

 

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