WB Yeats had a connection with many places across the country of Ireland, particularly the counties of Galway, Mayo and Dublin. If you’re hoping to go on a trip to visit some of the locations that are linked to his life, click the link to this Google Map
for some ideas.
1) The National Library of Ireland houses an extensive collection of WB Yeats’ work. You can also view it online here.
2) Yeats immortalised the Lake Isle of Innisfree in his poetry.
3) The Yeats Society‘s headquarters are in the Yeats Memorial Building in Sligo.
4) Dublin Writers’ Museum also includes a library, exhibition area, gallery, bookshop and café, with rare first editions and personal items.
5) Yeats was the first person to sign the Autograph Tree at Coole Park.
6) Glasnevin Cemetery is the burial place of Maud Gonne, the woman whom Yeats proposed to many times.
7) Drumcliffe Cemetery is Yeats’ final resting place.
8) Co-founded by Yeats, Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn, The Abbey Theatre was closely associated with the Irish Literary Revival.