In 2015 Ireland celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, William Butler Yeats, with a year long programme of cultural and artistic events called ‘Yeats2015’.
It presents a local, national and international series of exhibitions, performances, educational events, festivals, concerts, readings, talks and screenings and it will include Yeats Day (June 13th).
Many cultural events will take place in Sligo, Yeats’ ‘spiritual home’, and others will be centred in Galway, Dublin, London and in counties across Ireland. His works highlight his strong connection with the Irish landscape and Sligo’s countryside.
The "Yeats2015" programme is focused also on the creative legacy of his father, his brother Jack and sisters Susan and Elizabeth, and on his places of residence: Sligo, Dublin and Galway.