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

Visiting YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

Open Monday to Sunday

Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9.30 am to 5pm. Last admission is 4.30pm.

Tuesday - Wednesday, 9:30am to 7pm. Last admission is 6.30pm.

Saturday - Sunday, 9.30am - 5pm, last admission 4:45pm.

Free entry. You do not need to book a ticket/time slot. The Library continues to follow the latest government advice and to prioritise the health and safety of our users and staff. For full details of our guidelines, please see Keeping Safe.

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.