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Sunday 20 April 2014

New Yeats plaque unveiled

Pictured outside 96 St Stephen's Green are Fiona Ross Director of the National Library of Ireland, Dr Maureen Concannon who initiated the erection of the Yeats plaque andJimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

YEATS lovers travelling to Dublin can check out a new attraction.

A special plaque has been unveiled at a house where the Nobel laureate once lived.

It is located at 96 St Stephen's Green.

The move came about through the National Library of Ireland's award-winning Yeats exhibition.

A visitor spotted a reference to 96 St. Stephen's Green and informed Dr Maureen Concannon, who has lived there for the past 30 years.

Dr Concannon has long been concerned with the historical and heritage value of St Stephen's Green.

She paid for the plaque, casting and all related expenses.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, unveiled the plaque last Thursday.

During the time Yeats lived at 96 he worked actively at the Abbey Theatre and was also busy writing poetry.

He resided at the St Stephen's Green Club (No 9) and at 73, which is no longer a residential property.

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