Poetry Ireland outbid at “Yeats: the Family Collection” auction

27th September 2017

Poetry Ireland attended the “Yeats: the Family Collection” auction at Sotheby’s, London on Wednesday 27th September, in an attempt to secure the writing bureau and chair used by WB Yeats for the Poetry Ireland Centre at 11 Parnell Square.

Although outbid by a better resourced party, Poetry Ireland is very glad to have been there and to have galvanised strong support in a short time frame. The level of support offered to Poetry Ireland for the auction is a testament to ongoing support for Irish poetry and excitement about the organisation’s plans to establish the Poetry Ireland Centre.

We are very grateful to those visionary individuals who came forward with generous support for our bid to make the bureau and chair available to the Irish public, and we are looking forward to unveiling further plans for the Poetry Ireland Centre very soon.

>> Watch a short video about Poetry Ireland’s plans for the Poetry Ireland Centre