Mr Yeats returns to Killala

Mr Yeats returns to Killala on November 10 @ 8:00 pm

Mr Yeats returns to Killala for another in this series of community heritage events.  The highly successful Mr Yeats’ Visit To Killala events celebrate the influence that Killala, its people and events had on William Butler Yeats, most notably as inspiration for his play ‘Cathleen Ni Houlihan’, set in 1798 Killala.

This year, on Saturday 10th November – the eve of Armistice Day centenary commemorations – WB Yeats’ World War 1 poem ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ is the starting point for a programme of music, song and original arts commemorating the 22 young men of Killala who died while fighting the Great War.  It takes place in Killala Community Centre at 8pm on  Saturday, 10 November.  The lives of the 22 soldiers will be at the heart of the commemorative programme at this year’s Mr Yeats’ Visit To Killala event, with their stories researched and brought to life, both in the context of the community and homeplace they left behind and in the context of their experiences at war.

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