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Exhibition | Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

Date Running until 7 January 2024
Location National Library of Ireland, 7-8 Kildare Street, D02 P638
Category Exhibition
Price Free, booking not required
Date Running until 7 January 2024
Location National Library of Ireland, 7-8 Kildare Street, D02 P638
Category Exhibition
Price Free, booking not required
Image of WB Yeats
In Person

Experience our award-winning exhibition on William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), one of the great writers of the 20th century and a significant influence on modern Irish cultural identity.

The exhibition draws on items from the National Library of Ireland’s Yeats Collection, the largest collections of books, manuscripts and personal items relating to WB Yeats in the world.

Explore Yeats’ many interests – Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, mysticism and the occult. Exhibition highlights include manuscripts of many of Yeats’ most beloved poems including “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” and “Easter, 1916”, his Nobel Prize medal, personal artefacts from Yeats’ school reports to a cherished carved piece of lapis lazuli, remarkable photographs of Yeats and his family and friends, and much more.

Exhibition opening hours

Thursday - Monday, 9.30am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Tuesday - Wednesday, 9.30am - 7pm (last admission 6.30pm)

Public Holiday Mondays: 12pm - 5pm (last admission 4:45pm)

If our team can be of any assistance, please contact us at learning@nli.ie