Yeats Memorial Building
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Peggy R
Indianapolis, IN53 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
WB Yeats center was super interesting - even for someone who had forgotten much about Yeats over the years. Carol was a fantastic guide thru his interesting life and poetry. I’m inspired to learn more after the visit. Carol has also recommended a Hazelwood Forest guide for a hike - David - and he was outstanding! Lovely visit to Sligo!
Written 9 November 2022
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Erasmus16
Winchester, UK428 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I spent a good hour here and learned a lot more about WB Yeats. There was a great deal of Yeats memorabilia around the place. The on duty staff, Yeats enthusiasts as well were really helpful explaining things I was unclear about. This was a good use of €5 and I hope this place continues to develop as it helps us to come to grips with Yeats’s life and times.
Written 6 August 2022
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Poopy7
London, UK27 contributions
Aug 2021
Wonderful warm welcome from a lady who was very attentive and informative. The exhibition was great, but it's just one room and I guess we wondered why Sligo hasn't created something bigger for its most celebrated son. Perhaps something along the lines of Seamus Heaney's HomePlace. We spent an hour here, but could have put a lot more time in, given the subject matter. We're sure there'd be incredible interest in an even bigger version of what's here. We liked the excellent app with walking routes around Sligo.

It's shocking that the Yeats Society now has to crowd fund to keep this much loved building open.
Written 23 August 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,679 contributions
Jul 2019
WB Yeats (1865-1939) was one of the most significant poets of the 20th century. The Memorial Building was once owned by the Bank of Belfast and later the Royal Bank of Ireland, which, in 1973, donated it as the Yeats Memorial Building. It's small, but it's crammed full of information and the guides are always eager to help. There's a small newly-opened cafe to refresh visitors. Yeats was a leading Modernist poet, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. His best known poem is "The Second Coming," Yeats reaction to the chaos in Europe following World War I "Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere the ceremony of innocense is drowned." Sligo was much-loved by Yeats, it's a medieval tiown ffull of narrow twisting streets.
Written 6 November 2019
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Jason S
Frederick, MD352 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a such a great time at the Yeats Memorial Building. Our docent spent a good 45 minutes with us discussing W.B. Yeats after finding out just how much we knew. He was informative and interesting weaving history in with the lives of the Yeats family. Brought it more to life for us.
Written 23 September 2019
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Matthew Wright
20 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A small exhibition but full of interesting facts and the history of W.B.Yeats. Well set out and including a fascinating short film, only recently unearthed, of the writer's funeral. The attendant was particularly helpful and informative. A small tea rooms sold delicious food, at reasonable prices.
Written 2 July 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I stopped in to see the small Yeats Museum in the memorial house in Sligo having already visited his grave in nearby Drumcliff. It's a small exhibition and very, very interesting. Panels and curios detail his private and literary life and tines including his friendship with Constance Gore Booth/Markiewicz.
The lady on the cash desk gave loads of information and her passion for Yeats work was obvious.
A very enjoyable stop.
Written 7 April 2019
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,679 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Yeats' building is quite attractive. If you are prepared to look around, you will find out some things you may not have known about Yeats, who was Ireland's first Nobel Prize winner in literature (1923) Although the display is small, the entry fee is not excessive - 3 euros. Yeats was very attached to Sligo.
Written 10 September 2018
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Fiona V
Belfast, UK68 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
On arrival at the Yeats Memorial Building, we were a bit confused at the minimal exhibition. We had a look around the gallery upstairs and were about to leave when a lovely gentleman asked us if we were visitors to the area and were we interested in Yeats. He unlocked a door to an additional room and shared fascinating information about not just WB but Jack and his sisters. He was interesting and funny and I came away with a lot more knowledge about Yeats and his family. He really made our visit and gave us several recommendations for other places to visit in Sligo. Thank you so much for your time and interesting tour.
Written 31 March 2018
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Vivien R
Berlin, Germany41 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Just went by and thought “give it try”.
Didn’t expect very much from this very small exhibition, but then an elderly very nice man (owner? Managing Director?) offered me a private “tour” with a little more information than were written on some charts...
I was very pleased to meet this guy and enjoyed it very much there!
Written 16 March 2018
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