W.B. Yeats was born 150 years ago today – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

W.B. Yeats was born 150 years ago today




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The poet was born in Sandymount, Dublin, on June 13 1865, and died in January 1939 at the age of 73.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys and Minister of State are in Sligo today to join in planned celebrations for Yeats Day 2015.

Among other events, a portrait of Yeats drawn by his father will be unveiled at Lissadell House, Ms. Humphreys will also award the prizes for the Yeats Poetry and Art Competitions.

An Post issued yesterday a commemorative stamp to mark the day.

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