Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society

Our 2017 Summer Programme featured a wealth of events, talks, plays, readings, music, tours, and exhibitions. For details view our running blog. There is a great prospect of events between May-September 2018. Full details follow shortly.

2016 Summer Programme

We are delighted to announce that Thoor Ballylee is open. After being affected by winter flooding, the tower remains sound, and work has finished and refitting the tower ready for the summer. Thank you for your support so far! We’ve a way to go, so here’s how you can help.

A full programme of events for 2016 follows. You might expect some fun for Yeats’s birthday weekend around 13th June, and continued opening throughout the summer.

3 June                       Thoor Ballylee opens

13 June                    Yeats’s Birthday Celebration

18 June                     Thoor Ballylee Yeats Exhibitions launch 

8 July                          Yeats’s Women: performance in story & song

Fri 26 August           Wild Swan Theatre presents Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya (ttickets now on sale at Thoor Ballylee, Kiltartan Museum & Gort Credit Union).

Fri 16 September   Culture Night  presents Words Upon  the Window Pane – Yeats’s one act play on film. Music by Gaillimh Theas  Comhaltas, renowned fiddle player Claire Egan, & musician Eoin Neill. Free admission, refreshments.

Sun 2 October         Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering hosted at Thoor Ballylee

Sat 15 October        Thoor Ballylee Poetry Slam with Sarah Clancy & Poetry Ireland

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A list of last year’s events follows below.

 Events 2015

6 February                            Launch of Thoor Ballylee Restoration Project

10 April                                 Family Storytelling

21 April                                 Cúirt International Festival of Literature @Thoor

28 April                                 Launch of Yeats2015 Yeats day celebrations

7 May                                    Poetry day. Yeats Poetry Workshops for Schools

7 May (evening)                  At Home with Yeats: an evening of poetry, song and story telling @Thoor

31 May                                   Yeats auction @Thoor

13 June                                   Yeats Birthday Bash

June – December                Yeats & the West exhibition NUI Galway

19 July – 1 September         Yeats exhibition @ Thoor

1 August                                Sligo Yeats Summer School Visit

9 August                               In The Deep Heart’s Core – Benefit concert

18 September                  Culture Night: Romantic & Revolutionary Yeats

25-27 September            Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering – talks, dramas, readings – with John Banville

18 October                          Inaugural International Yeats Society visit

21 October                         Lady Gregory: A Galway Life, from London Irish Theatre

27 October                           Harp Festival of Moons – with special guest Caitriona Yeats


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