A beautiful meteor shower will be visible across Ireland tonight
A beautiful meteor shower will be visible across Ireland tonight

Sarah Finnan

What to eat tonight: Mussels and bucatini pasta
What to eat tonight: Mussels and bucatini pasta

Meg Walker

Chrissy Teigen says Meghan Markle reached out to her after her pregnancy loss
Chrissy Teigen says Meghan Markle reached out to her after her pregnancy loss

Megan Burns

8 brilliant Irish picks worth watching ahead of the Oscars this weekend
8 brilliant Irish picks worth watching ahead of the Oscars this weekend

Jennifer McShane

#EarthDay: 4 ways to recycle used coffee grounds for around the house
#EarthDay: 4 ways to recycle used coffee grounds for around the house

Shayna Sappington

Win a Paint at Home Kit for you and 4 friends
Win a Paint at Home Kit for you and 4 friends

IMAGE

Trouble nodding off? This viral sleeping hack says it can happen in 120 seconds
Trouble nodding off? This viral sleeping hack says it can happen in 120 seconds

Jennifer McShane

Image / Editorial

Watch: Dumbledore Reading Yeats is Amazing


by IMAGE
27th May 2015
blank

Watch: Dumbledore Reading Yeats is Amazing

Struggling to get through hump day? This is the break you need. In celebration of the forthcoming global celebration of Irish poet William Butler Yeats from June 11-14, we give you one of his most beautiful poems, read by none other than Michael Gambon. Or would you be more familiar if we referred to him as Dumbledore? Bar Sir Ian McKellen, or perhaps Matthew Macfadyen who does those dreamy Marks & Spencer ads, we can’t think of a better voice to read our favourite poetry aloud than Hogwarts’ headmaster.

June 13th, 2015, would have marked the Nobel Prize winning poet’s 150th birthday.

The momentous birthday is being marked this year with hundreds of cultural events and celebrations happening both at home and abroad culminating in a four-day Yeats Festival from June 11-14 in Sligo, the inspiration for most of his poetry.

The life and work of WB Yeats holds a particular place in the world’s imagination. More than 40 countries are marking the birthday with cultural happenings dedicated to WB Yeats taking place from June 10 – 13 in Melbourne, Vienna, Montreal, Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Utrecht, Bratislava, Slovakia, Paris and Madrid. Events include a range of concerts, readings, talks and screenings with a host of well know personalities taking part including Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Michael Gambon, Adrian Dunbar, Joanna Lumley, Edna O’Brien, Orla Kiely, Gabriel Byrne, Olympia Dukakis, Colum McCann and many more.

Watch this celebratory video and prepare to be transported.

http://yeats2015.com/

Also Read

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

blank
EDITORIAL
MHQ: ‘Before we put more countries on the list, we must know how they will be taken off’

By Amanda Cassidy

Rosanna Davidson and her twin boys
premium REAL-LIFE STORIES, PARENTHOOD
Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many hope.

By Lia Hynes

blank
EDITORIAL
Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

‘Femertising’ is big business. Brands are increasingly taking advantage of...

By Amanda Cassidy

shells cafe
EDITORIAL
A Sligo cottage is transformed into a cool and cosy surfers’ haven

Still one of our favourite homes ever, the easy-breezy interiors...

By IMAGE Interiors & Living

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker

Taylor Swift
EDITORIAL
I was not a fan of Taylor Swift. Then I watched her documentary

The documentary Miss Americana has shown a different side to...

By Edaein OConnell