Evelyn Gleeson and the Yeats sisters, Susan ‘Lily’ Yeats and Elizabeth ‘Lolly’ Yeats are best remembered by their involvement with the Dun Emer Guild, a home crafts group, which they founded in 1902 . Their brothers, Jack Yeats and William Butler Yeats and Cuala Press (originally Dun Emer Press), had direct involvement with the Dun Emer Guild in producing designs for their commissions.
Some of the most distinctive work of the guild can be found in the Dun Emer Banner collection, a project to embroider 24 sodality* and 5 processional banners commissioned by Fr. O'Donovan of Loughrea Cathedral, Co. Galway, which they completed in 1904.
Venue: Loughrea Cathedral, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Date: 24 Oct - 28 Nov
Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (All exhibitions are subject to Covid restrictions)
Rescheduled from June 2020
*Sodality In social anthropology, a sodality is a non-kin group organised for a specific purpose (economic, cultural, or other), and frequently spanning villages or towns