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Yeats's Grave

Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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Serene Spot

As this is so near Sligo, we felt it was worth a stop. The views surrounding the church are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keystone Heights, Florida
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Fantastic time visiting Yeats's grave and the St. Columba Church

What a wonderful little spot on the road near Sligo, Ireland. We saw the sign while driving past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, Minnesota
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Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As this is so near Sligo, we felt it was worth a stop. The views surrounding the church are stunning. It was neat to see all the old graves and the lovely old church. There is a gift shop and cafe as well as an...More

Thank Troualy
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful little spot on the road near Sligo, Ireland. We saw the sign while driving past and had to turn back to see it. The church is wonderful, and we met Peter, the church warden, who was so knowledgeable and friendly. He told...More

Thank J7797ZPfrankm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some may not find much to do/see here worth the stop. As a Yeats super fan, this was somewhat of a pilgrimage to me to see his burial place in the shadow of Bunbulben. The hundred year flood that hit Donegal had just kicked up...More

Thank Kitka2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great stop for Yeats fans. Small cemetery at a nice country church. Expected it to be more impressive, but it was a nice tribute to him.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an immaculately kept site with a beautiful church, coffee shop and gift shop. The church is open for viewing and is most welcoming. Yeats' grave is just adjacent to the church door. Easy access for everyone.

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are really in to Yeats, you might want to go here, otherwise it isn't a big thrill. The church is interesting has a wodden interior. Worth a peek.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'll admit to not being a big Yeats fan so seeing his grave was nice ... It's a beautiful place and the stones are lovely. There's a sign at the entrance that says no photos which was disappointing. Some of the older stones were Celtic...More

Thank oaktree56
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Made a stop at Yeats grave in a small cemetery by a lovely country church. Then went to a lecture at local museum regarding Yeats, his life and poetry. A very interesting experience. He was supposedly initially buried in France where he died. Then remains...More

1  Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A small graceful church and a number of historical and contemporary graves. This is one for the fans of Yeats. It does not have enough depth to be a stand alone tourist stop.

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very simple, but meaningful tribute to famous Irish writer William Butler Yeats, whose great grandfather, John Yeats, was the rector for the church at this historic site, St. Columba's Church.

Thank David H
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