It’s the 150th birth anniversary of Ireland’s first, and well-loved, Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats, and a year-long programme of cultural and artistic events, called Yeats 2015, is being organised at this scenic British isle. There will be a series of exhibitions, performances, festivals, concerts, readings, talks and screenings through the year. The programme has Sligo, Galway and Dublin, central to Yeats’ work, as key locations. Moreover, June 13 will be celebrated as Yeats Day with a weekend of music and poetry at the National Concert Hall, theatre and dance performances at national arts festivals, and events highlighting literature and poetry at distinguished venues such as Dublin’s National Library, Galway’s City Museum, and the British Library in London. Yeats Trails will take in a boat tour around the Isle of Innisfree and a visit to his graveside in a Drumcliff churchyard. The festival is an indication of the enduring legend of Yeats (www.ireland.com).