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

Visiting YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

In line with government guidelines, we now ask all visitors to wear a face covering when visiting the National Library.

Open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Last admission is 3.30pm.

Free entry. You do not need to book a ticket/time slot. We are operating at a reduced capacity, it may be necessary to queue for a short period. Please follow the directions provided and observe social distancing guidelines.

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.

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