The Northwest Sights

Yeats Memorial Building

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Fodor's Review

An active hub for lectures, poetry readings, discussion and literary events, and research, the Memorial Building on Hyde Bridge makes for a suitably imposing address for the Yeats Society. On the first floor, a gallery hosts a rotating exhibition of contemporary art. In addition, the Yeats International Summer School is conducted here every August, and in 2015 a series of special events marked the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1865. A permanent photographic exhibition, "Yeats and his Circle," is on display and can be viewed along with a 15-minute film as well as a digital slide show, "The Yeats Country." Ask to see Cast a Cold Eye, a film about W. B. Yeats seen through the eyes of his son, daughter, and various literary figures. Research scholars can explore the Yeats Reference Library which has more than 3,000 titles. On the ground floor, drink in the essence of the great man at the delightful Lily's & Lolly's Café, re-dedicated in 2013 in honor of Yeats's sisters, or dine alfresco at tables overlooking the River Garavogue.

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Hyde Bridge, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland



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  • €2
  • Weekdays 10–5, Sat. 10–2


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