Third-Level Tour | Yeats: The Life & Works of WB Yeats
This exhibition on WB Yeats, one of the great writers of the twentieth century, contains highlights from the NLI’s Yeats collection. The Yeats collection is the largest collection of books manuscripts and personal items relating to the poet anywhere in the world, and is made possible by the huge generosity of the Yeats family in donating the items to the NLI.
The tour will introduce your group to the story of Yeats’s fascinating life and work through the treasures of the Yeats collection on display, including some of WB Yeats's most popular poetry, and includes personal items, books, and manuscripts.
The highlights from the exhibition included in the tour touch on many themes that were important in Yeats’s life, including Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, mysticism, and the occult.
This tour will appeal to third-level groups with an interest in Irish culture, literature, and history and is approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length. Tours can be adjusted to accommodate your group’s requirements.