W.B.Yeats Statue
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Potts
21 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
This sculpture is supposed to be a representation of the enormous genius that our beloved poet, playwright and statesman WB Yeats was. This lame statue shows an effete, camp, self-important day-dreamer. That is not who Yeats was, and to show him in this light betrays overwhelming ignorance of who the man was. Can we please replace it with something that is a true reflection of his enormous genius.
Written 12 September 2021
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R G
Dublin, Ireland947 contributions
Sep 2020
A '' Nobel'' piece of sculpture outside the Ulster Bank opposite the Garravogue River commemorates W B Yeats.
Written 3 October 2020
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donnyMiltonKeynes
milton keynes617 contributions
Sep 2020
The statue is an interesting interpretation with the cape and the words. It looks a bit odd until you realise what it is.
Written 27 September 2020
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UrbanAngel5
Belfast, UK281 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
The W B Yeats memorial building was operating reduced hours due to covid-19 and I didn’t have time to visit there but I walked past this statue. Bit disappointed not to be able to visit the Yeats memorial building but will read up on him a little instead.
Written 24 July 2020
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Maureen
County Galway, Ireland161 contributions
Sep 2019
While on a vegan food tour, we stopped for some syllabub at this monument to Yeats. Thankfully it didn't rain!
Written 10 October 2019
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Peter
Glasgow, UK3,054 contributions
Sep 2019
This pavement city center homage to Yeats can hardly be missed.
Only a statue hunter could love this, and not his Mother!
Written 17 September 2019
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Miriam B
Lake Country, Canada42 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
John gave us the history of the statue including its little accident and fix up. Still waiting on the glasses tho'.
Written 16 September 2019
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aurdra2015
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Jun 2019
Very Interesting, Sligo is a lovely city to visit. You can take a lovely walk along the river too. ..
Written 4 July 2019
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twobuttes
Salem, OR335 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
It was interesting to see his statue as we had just visited his grave and heard the history involving him and the local area.
Written 25 June 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Lovely statue just by the water opposite the Yeats Memorial House.
It depicts Yeats in a typical jaunty pose on a small plinth with lines of his work carved onto his body and apparel from top to toe.
I really liked it and it's well worth a photo stop.
Written 7 April 2019
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