This exhibition comes to The Model from NUI Galway, and explores Yeats’s life, work, and legacy through his connections to the west. Rare artworks, books, manuscripts, and exclusive images, photographs, and film feature in an exhibition that reveals the impact of western heritage on W.B. Yeats and the wider Yeats family. Their commitment to crafts and culture created a western revolution that shaped modern Ireland.

Come and find out more!

Visit our exhibition

The Model opening hours

Tues – Sat: 10am – 5.30pm

Thurs: 10am – 8pm

Sun: 12 – 5pm

Mon: Closed

Join in our series of tours and talks.

Yeats & the West  Tours & Talks
Thursdays 24 March – 12 May 2016

Curators Tours 1pm. Public Talks 6pm

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Learn more at our workshops. Every Thursday during the exhibition our curators and visiting speakers will also conducting a series of exclusive tours and workshops, designed for different age groups.

To register and for more information about our programme of education and schools events please contact

For more information about studying at NUI Galway, click here.

Workshop programme (subject to change – please contact schoolvisits@nuigalway)

Thursday March 31st

Barry Houlihan, Archivist, NUI Galway

Studying the Archives

Thursday April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Dr Adrian Paterson (and guests)

Yeats & Ireland’s Cultural Revolution – followed by Poetry Workshop

Thursday May 5th

Dr Ian Walsh

Twentieth Century Irish Drama

Thursday May 12th

Dr Mary Harris

Revolution and Testimony: studying sources in Ireland’s Troubles

Presented in association with NUI Galway, Yeats & the West features research input from the university’s Moore Institute for the Humanities, exclusive materials from the James Hardiman Library, from the National Library of Ireland, and from The Model’s own collections. The exhibition represents NUI Galway’s continuing contribution to the Decade of Commemorations and to Yeats2015, the worldwide series of cultural events marking the poet’s 150th birthday.

For more information about studying at NUI Galway, click here.

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