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

FREE in, open every day

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

For group bookings, email or phone (01) 603 0346 for a free guided tour.

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.