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Yeats's Grave

Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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Worth a stop

Driving north of Sligo, one needs to stop at his grave. A nice old church to visit on the grounds... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John S
via mobile
Stop a while

I am a fan of WB Yeats so that makes my review a bit biased. Some might say that this is a simple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Dungarvan, Ireland
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
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“resting place” (14 reviews)
“ben bulben” (17 reviews)
“great poet” (6 reviews)
Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Driving north of Sligo, one needs to stop at his grave. A nice old church to visit on the grounds too.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a fan of WB Yeats so that makes my review a bit biased. Some might say that this is a simple grave in a simple churchyard. It rained while I was there and some might say what is the point in standing in...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cemetery next to a church. But this is where Yeats wanted to be moved to after he died in France. Now this is on the map for all of the tourists inSligo

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like all Irish school goers of a certain vintage Yeats was probably the most revered of the Irish poets. The body of work he left behind still illuminates the world to this day. Situated in the shadow of Benbulben the grave itself is a simple...More

Thank Waterford-TRIP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a great place to stop the small gift shop was a great place to see different people reading Yeats and some out loud really enjoyed this

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Enjoyed the peaceful and calming area of Drumcliffe - The church, graveyard where WB Yeats buried - and followed up with a great mug of coffee in the wee cafe/shop

Thank Kristy-Lee D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I think I was expecting something a little more dramatic! This is just a normal, Irish grave...the quote on the headstone is wonderful though...and a visit to the lovely little church beside it is recommended.

Thank Celtic Q
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

"Cast a cold eye on life, on death horseman pass by" we stopped to see W. B. Yeats final resting place

Thank ebur104075
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Yeats' grave while traveling to see the Sligo Abbey. Let me say that we spent much more time at Yeats' grave site than at Sligo Abbey. The church here is beautiful and the stories about Yeats' life are worth reading up on....More

Thank Leanna P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

W.B. Yeats and his wife George are buried in the cemetary located in St. Columba's parish church in Drumcliffe. Benbulbin Mountain overlooks the church. Entrance is free, however, leave a small donation. Look out for the bronze statue with his poem dedicated to Eve Gore-Booth...More

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