YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats – 7/8 Kildare Street

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.

We are indebted to members of the Yeats family who donated a large and invaluable collection of WB Yeats's manuscripts and books to the National Library of Ireland. This exhibition, based in our main building, celebrates that collection.

Monday-Wednesday 09:30-19:45
Thursday-Saturday 09:30-16:45
Sunday 13:00-16:45

Public holiday Mondays: 5 August and 28 October: 12pm - 4.45pm

If you cannot visit in person, take a virtual tour.

For guided tours, book on or phone (01) 603 0346.