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Yeats 150 Birthday Celebrations

Some photos from Yeats 150 celebrations
At the installation on a pier facing the Isle of Inishfree. Pic: James Connolly / PicSell8
At the installation on a pier facing the Isle of Inishfree. Pic: James Connolly / PicSell8
Freeman of the City of London, Andy Rogers reading Yeats on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today.ie
Freeman of the City of London, Andy Rogers reading Yeats on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today.ie
Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall reading Yeats on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall reading Yeats on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
 Mary Enright and Noreen Kelly looking great on O'Connel St. Photo: Sligo Today
Mary Enright and Noreen Kelly looking great on O'Connel St. Photo: Sligo Today
Budapest University of Technology and Economics student Éva Baráth reading 'The Lake Isle of Inishfree' in Hungarian on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
Budapest University of Technology and Economics student Éva Baráth reading 'The Lake Isle of Inishfree' in Hungarian on the boat trip to Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
Students  Éva Baráth and Zita Fodor from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary who won the students award for the Yeats 2015 Architectural Competition. Photo: Sligo Today
Students Éva Baráth and Zita Fodor from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary who won the students award for the Yeats 2015 Architectural Competition. Photo: Sligo Today
At the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall's special talk at Pollexfen House were (l-r) Ray Monahan, Eileen Monahan, Ambassador Dan Muhall with his wife Greta and Andy Rogers. Photo: SligoToday.ie
At the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall's special talk at Pollexfen House were (l-r) Ray Monahan, Eileen Monahan, Ambassador Dan Muhall with his wife Greta and Andy Rogers. Photo: SligoToday.ie
Ms Betty Stack, principal of Ardfert National School, Tralee, County Kerry accepting the First Prize on behalf of Brid Courtney (age 12) for her poem
Ms Betty Stack, principal of Ardfert National School, Tralee, County Kerry accepting the First Prize on behalf of Brid Courtney (age 12) for her poem "Mother". Betty also accepted a prize for the school. Pic: Sligo Today
Catriona Soares, age 10, with her mother Amanda, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys. Catriona was awarded third prize for her poem
Catriona Soares, age 10, with her mother Amanda, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys. Catriona was awarded third prize for her poem " HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY W. B. YEATS". Catriona attends St Anne's, Castlerea, County Roscommon, and her teacher is Karen Ronane. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Prizewinner Ian Carty stands beside his ceramic interpretation of W. B. Yeat's famous poem
Prizewinner Ian Carty stands beside his ceramic interpretation of W. B. Yeat's famous poem "The Cat and the Moon". Pic : Pamela Cassidy
Prizewinner Isabella Kelly accepts her award from the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. Pic: Sligo Today
Prizewinner Isabella Kelly accepts her award from the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. Pic: Sligo Today
Failenn McLoughlin (9), with the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. Failenn was awarded second prize for her poem
Failenn McLoughlin (9), with the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. Failenn was awarded second prize for her poem " Yeats' Loves". Failenn attends Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, Sligo. Photo: Sligo Today
Broadcaster Mary Wilson, Anne Doyle, Mike Bunnn and Eddie Walsh listening to readings at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Broadcaster Mary Wilson, Anne Doyle, Mike Bunnn and Eddie Walsh listening to readings at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Joanna Lumley sharing bubbly with Joe from The Wine Buff
Joanna Lumley sharing bubbly with Joe from The Wine Buff
Joanna Lumley with Director of The Model Megan Johnston (R) and Deputy Director Emer McGarry. Pic: Val Robus
Joanna Lumley with Director of The Model Megan Johnston (R) and Deputy Director Emer McGarry. Pic: Val Robus
Fun at the opening of 'Yeats secret garden in Sligo. Pic: Val Robusn
Fun at the opening of 'Yeats secret garden in Sligo. Pic: Val Robusn
Marion Richardson RTE and colleague Mary Wilson with Mayor of Sligo Tom MacSharry and journalist Paddy Clancy. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Marion Richardson RTE and colleague Mary Wilson with Mayor of Sligo Tom MacSharry and journalist Paddy Clancy. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Senator David Norris in pre dinner mode. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Senator David Norris in pre dinner mode. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Eva Humpheys, Senator Michael Comiskey, Eddie Walsh, Minister Heather Humphreys and John Perry TD prior to the dinner at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Eva Humpheys, Senator Michael Comiskey, Eddie Walsh, Minister Heather Humphreys and John Perry TD prior to the dinner at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
Anne Doyle reads The Cat and the Moon. Pic Pamela Cassidy
Anne Doyle reads The Cat and the Moon. Pic Pamela Cassidy
Brian Dobson reads Easter 1916 at Lissadell. Pic Pamela Cassidy
Brian Dobson reads Easter 1916 at Lissadell. Pic Pamela Cassidy
The Coast Guard helicopter was a welcome attraction. Photo: Pamela Cassidy
The Coast Guard helicopter was a welcome attraction. Photo: Pamela Cassidy
The Coast Guard helicopter lands at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
The Coast Guard helicopter lands at Lissadell. Pic: Pamela Cassidy
The Coast Guard helicopter on the lawn of Lissadell seen from the 'Great windows open to the south' Pic: Sligo Today
The Coast Guard helicopter on the lawn of Lissadell seen from the 'Great windows open to the south' Pic: Sligo Today
A full house at IT Sligo for the Poet Laureates. Pic: Seana Davey on Twitter
A full house at IT Sligo for the Poet Laureates. Pic: Seana Davey on Twitter
Eileen Monahan (R) makes a presentation to Catriona Yeats at Hargadons. Pic Sligo Today
Eileen Monahan (R) makes a presentation to Catriona Yeats at Hargadons. Pic Sligo Today
Senator David Norris was a hit at Lissadell. Pic: Sligo Today
Senator David Norris was a hit at Lissadell. Pic: Sligo Today
Enjoying the craic at Lissadell. Photo: Sligo Today
Enjoying the craic at Lissadell. Photo: Sligo Today
RTEs Brian Dobson and Lorraine McCarthy prior to the dinner at Lissadell House. Photo:Sligo Today
RTEs Brian Dobson and Lorraine McCarthy prior to the dinner at Lissadell House. Photo:Sligo Today
Just some of the crowds enjoying Lissadell House Photo: Sligo Today
Just some of the crowds enjoying Lissadell House Photo: Sligo Today
The installation at Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
The installation at Inishfree. Photo: Sligo Today
Senator Susan O Keeffe reading on the Inishfree boat trip. Photo SligoToday
Senator Susan O Keeffe reading on the Inishfree boat trip. Photo SligoToday
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keeping up with modern times
The Yeatsian Salon at The Model
The Yeatsian Salon at The Model