Yes, everybody is welcome to apply for a place. We advise young people not to come until they have left school, but there is no upper age limit! Lectures and Seminars are challenging and of a very high academic standard, so the "students" who attend derive much stimulus. Some will be advanced Yeatsian scholars - others may have a general love of literature and want to learn more, but there is always a place for the person who admits to little knowledge, but who is keen to appreciate the rich literary feast.
Just download an application form and post it in, with payment of €100 Registration fee, or complete the form on-line and advise us of your Visa or Mastercard details. This is safest done by telephone - 00-353-71-91-42693
Registration fee: €100, when booking (non-refundable) Residue of Tuition Fee: €550 for two weeks or €300 for one week (Total Tuition fee: €650 or €400 - residue paid in advance by 1st July Cheapest accommodation: €300 for two weeks or €150 for one week Food (expensive in Ireland): €200 per week approximately
Travel to Sligo (probably via Dublin): Varied according to distance etc. Train Dublin-Sligo Return: €38 approximately (Monthly Return) Spending money varies according to choice and chance!
When you have worked out for yourself what your costs would be, then YOU must decide:
a) Can you afford to come for one or two weeks?
b) Could you afford to come if you got a small amount of help to pay the fee?
IF SO, then you might like to apply for a TUITION SCHOLARSHIP. You need to apply for a place for one or two weeks, enclose your €100 Registration fee, and your letter explaining why you want to come to the Summer School, and how you think it would help your studies.
You will also need a letter from someone in your University who knows your work well, who will write a letter to the Yeats Society to tell us why we should give you a Scholarship. If the Committee finds you more deserving than the other applicants, they will offer you some funding. If it is enough, and if you can afford the rest, then you decide to come.
If NOT, then you tell us and we send you back €75 from your Registration fee, if this means that you cannot come at all. Otherwise, you have just have to pay the full amount yourself, that is, the residue of the fees and all other expenses.
You decide that you really want to attend the Yeats Summer School, but you cannot afford the Tuition Fee and Accommodation fee, but COULD pay for your travel, food and living expenses. In this case, you apply for one of the PIERCE LOUGRAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS.
You write your letter explaining your desire to come, and how you think you would benefit from the experience, and why you cannot pay for yourself, and you get someone in a well-respected position who knows you and your circumstances well, to verify your application. You do NOT have to send a Registration fee. If the Scholarship Committee considers you to be one of the most worthy applicants, they will award you a Pierce Loughran Memorial Scholarship, and you decide to attend free of charge, and we provide your accommodation free of charge, OR, we tell you that you were not successful, and you are therefore unable to attend.
The list of Seminars will be posted on the web-site and you may give a 1st and 2nd choice for each of the two weeks. We try to accommodate everyone according to choice, but numbers have to be limited, so we can give no guarantee to later applicants!
No. The Drama Workshop takes place each afternoon, Monday- Friday , 2.30 - 6.30, so those who opt to take the Drama Workshop are not able to get to the Seminars, which are held 4.30pm-6.00pm on the above days.
No, the charges are included in the Tuition fees.
This is held on Saturday 30th July , 9.30-4.30 and on Sunday 31st July 9.30-4.00pm.There is an extra charge for this, of €100,which needs to be paid with the Registration fee. Places are limited so early application is essential.
You choose! There are many places available. There are several hotels and guest houses with various prices, but those near the centre fill very rapidly. Hostels are the cheapest option, but are very basic and lack privacy and safe storage of your property.
Should you wish to opt for self-catering and are happy to share with fellow students we can suggest an Apartment. There are a number of comfortable and reasonably priced self-catering options in the town.
Each apartment comprises one twin room and one single room. You will share the sitting room /dining room /kitchen /TV with fellow students. Each bedroom has its own toilet and washbasin. The bathroom/showers are shared by up to three persons in each apartment. This complex is about 20 minutes walk from the town, and will effectively be the Summer School Campus. A bus runs each morning to take students to lectures. Charges for 2011 are as follows:
Single room €150 per 7 days
Twin Room €200 per 7 days
Twin Bedded room double occupancy €200 per room (€100 per person) per 7days. www.albanne.ie
Set in a secluded courtyard in the heart of Sligo City, these self-catering 2-bedroomed houses sleep 3 guests in 1 single and 1twin-bedded room Charges for 2011 Single room €170 per week Twin sharing €200 per 7 days These houses can also be occupied by 2 guests at a cost of €400 per week
Premium accommodation with private batroom facilities for each bedrooom Self-catering 2 bedroomed houses sleeping 2/3 guests in 1 single and 1 double bedroom. Modern well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and laundry facilities. Cost per house - €550 per week Milligan Place and Milligan Court can be viewed at www.milliganplace.com/fickr For Bookings: Email: email@example.com Tel: 00 353 71 91 46754
Other locations include Gateway Apartments (www.gatewayrentals.ie) or Ardnua Village (www.ardnuavillage.com) offering similar accommodation, but further from the town centre, or Guest Houses or Hotels, which also may be further from the centre, and more expensive.
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