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#WB Yeats

# wb-yeats - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

The event will include walks, art, literature and talks.

# wb-yeats - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Irish Ferries cancels 6,000 summer bookings as new ship is delayed again

Irish Ferries was previously forced to cancel July sailings for the W.B. Yeats.

# wb-yeats - Sunday 8 October, 2017

WB Yeats chosen as name for new €144 million Irish cruise ferry

“It is a name that will convey a sense of magnificence,” said Irish Ferries managing director Andrew Sheen.

# wb-yeats - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

# wb-yeats - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said that an extra €500,000 had been allocated to acquire the letters.

# wb-yeats - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama and Joe Biden haven't stopped quoting WB Yeats since 2008 All's Changed Changed Utterly
Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken' Was It For This This post contains videos

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'

Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.

# wb-yeats - Friday 14 October, 2016

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature

For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years

# wb-yeats - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING Dead And Gone

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING

Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.

# wb-yeats - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Finally, 9 important answers to 'Was it for this?' With O'leary

Finally, 9 important answers to 'Was it for this?'

Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone…

# wb-yeats - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship

The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.

# wb-yeats - Saturday 14 November, 2015

What is it that makes Irish people fight over wills?

Where there’s a will – there’s a potential family falling out of seismic proportions.

# wb-yeats - Thursday 5 November, 2015

# wb-yeats - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

# wb-yeats - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Interactive map tells the story of one of Ireland’s most famous poets

It’s the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth today.

# wb-yeats - Thursday 4 June, 2015

One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin

The collector coin has been launched to commemorate the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth.

# wb-yeats - Friday 20 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Ireland's most famous writers have been turned into believable hipsters Uselysses

Ireland's most famous writers have been turned into believable hipsters

James Joyce in a Vampire Weekend t-shirt.

# wb-yeats - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT? Wash Your Mouth Out

Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?

One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

# wb-yeats - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Open thread: What's your favourite WB Yeats poem?

Yeats died 75 years ago today but his work is still being studied in schools across the country. Are there any lines still floating around in your heads from your schooldays?

# wb-yeats - Friday 6 December, 2013

In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits

The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.

# wb-yeats - Monday 11 November, 2013

Lissadell House owners win long-running legal battle over rights-of-way

The Supreme Court has overturned an earlier ruling, which found in favour of Sligo County Council

# wb-yeats - Friday 11 November, 2011

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech? Presidential Poems This post contains videos

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

# wb-yeats - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties City Of Literature This post contains images

Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties

W.B. Yeats was poor at spelling and Samuel Beckett was born on a Friday 13th…just some of the facts you will learn at the newly-opened Dublin Writers’ exhibition.

# wb-yeats - Monday 23 May, 2011

Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert

Jedward takes to the stage at College Green to sing their Eurovision hit after Daniel Day-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the US president, incorporating the words of former president Abraham Lincoln.

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