Monday 13th June saw the official opening of Yeats and the West: an exhibition of western worlds. Coinciding with the launch of the Galway International Arts festival, the exhibition was opened in style with the help of some very special guests, including the poet Moya Cannon. The exhibition featuring a number of talks and events runs through December 2015 and is free to the public. Members of the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society joined the celebrations, which included speeches from NUI Galway President Dr Jim Browne, Professor Daniel Carey, the curators Barry Houlihan and Adrian Paterson, Senator Susan O’Keeffe, Librarian John Cox, and the special guest Moya Cannon.
The exhibition featuring a number of talks and events runs through December 2015 and is free to the public. It highlights the work of Jack B. Yeats, the Yeats sisters, and Lady Gregory in a western context. Further details here, including particular tributes to the importance of landscape, place, and architecture in Yeats’s work and in the contemporary activity of the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society.