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W.B. Yeats and His Glasses

W.B. Yeats had a damn good thought in “Tom O’Roughley”. No need to trudge through the poem here. Go read it on your own time. If true pleasure is carelessness, then oblivion, which is death, can be nothing but the quintessence of pleasure. 158 more words

Poems And Poets: The Nightingales In Darkness

Dermot Bolger on Thoor Ballylee

The following is an extract from writer Dermot Bolger’s piece on Thoor Ballylee for the Irish Independent. The full text is available here.

Two months ago, I found myself passing through Gort in Co Galway, on my way home from doing a reading in a school. 224 more words

Thoor Ballylee

A few words.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

W. B. Yeats


A Millennial Ode to Our Dear Emerald Isle

I know, my head tells me; that this post is supposed to dissect the pleasantries of a typical millennial living abroad, one of the Generation Emigration, and the journey home that springs – an easy route. 1,186 more words

Irish Society

Share in Yeats's enchanting Thoor dream

Thoor Ballylee Re-opening speech on the occasion of Yeats2015 and Yeats’s 150th birthday celebrations

by Senator Fidelma Healy Eames

A dhaoine uaisle, Cathaoirleach an Chontae, a Aire, a Theachta Dala, Seanadoiri, Comhairleoiri, cuirim failte roimh go leir go dti an ocaid speisialta seo, an ait an-speisialta seo. 1,006 more words


William Butler Yeats, "When You Are Old" / "Peggy Sue Got Married"

Part three of my personal tribute to Yeats and his 150th anniversary.

I remember a scene or two from the 1986 film “Peggy Sue Got Married” (directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Kathleen Turner) in which Yeats’s poetry was mentioned. 490 more words

Books And Other Reading

Cave Painting in the Digital Age

I wrote recently about the inexorable rise of digitisation in our lives and the workplace and made some pointed comments about the need for the workforce to be able to adapt and stay ahead of automation. 700 more words