Yeats Country (1965)


The first Irish film by cinematographer and director Patrick Carey celebrates the landscape of William Yeats’ poetry through stunning photography, narrated by Tom St. John Barry. Evocative images of the west of Ireland illustrate the poet’s life including Thoor Ballylee Castle where he lived, Coole Park, home of Lady Gregory where literary figures of the period socialised, Lissadell House, Knocknarea Mountain, the slopes of Ben Bulben, the waterfall at Glencar and finally Yeats’ grave at Drumcliffe.

Director: Patrick Carey.
Writer: Patrick Carey.
Stars: Tom St. John Barry, Alan Dell, Niall Toibin.

1965 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film.
1966 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.


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  1. Richard
    October 11, 2023


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