CORSICA 13 – 20 April 2015 / ARMENIA 27 April – 5 May 2015 / THE VIKINGS 1 – 10 July 2015 / SOUTH EAST SICILY 17 – 24 October 2015 / ALONG THE VIA AEMILIA 28 October – 2 November 2015
Ireland: William Butler Yeats at 150
The mystical Ireland that WB Yeats so powerfully evoked in the musicality and lyricism of his poetry has endured both above and below the fine green landscape- in the hearts and souls of the people, and in the arts. Nicholas Friend eloquently leads a touring celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pillar of the Irish and British expressive literary tradition, one whose words free the currents of the ancient Irish spirit flowing just beneath the surface of the mundane. The very essence of Irish history: the romance of the Celtic Twilight, the political drama of Dublin and the rising of 1916, Irish involvement in the First World War, the confusions of the 1920s and 1930s, and the rhythms and cadence of an ancient tongue- are captured in his magisterial poems. We honour him as we follow the trail of his life.
COST £2345 members, £2395 non-members, £350 single room supplement, £250 deposit, includes flights London-Dublin-London, six nights accommodation, of which two at Coopershill, all breakfasts, two lunches with wine, two dinners with wine and two private dinners with wine at Coopershill, one private tour of Coopershill led by owner Simon O’Hara with drinks reception, one music and poetry evening, all lectures, all entrance fees, all private minibus travel during the tour, all gratuities, VAT.
*Coopershill, an 18th century luxury Country House on a 500 acre private estate in County Sligo, is reserved for our exclusive use, with an eight room limit. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.