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Review of Yeats's Grave

Yeats's Grave
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USD 1,861.47*
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Walking Ireland-Northern Gem-9 days
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Drumcliff
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

very east to find, well signposted in a very well kept graveyard, beside a lovely church, very nice coffee shop onsite, and Davis restaurant just down the road

Thank Michael F
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"resting place"
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"ben bulben"
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"his life"
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"gift shop"
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"expecting something"
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"beautiful church"
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"wb yeats"
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"worth a visit"
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"great man"
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"great grandfather"
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"short visit"
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"his wife"
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"car park"
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"round tower"
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Tour of Republic of Ireland was magical, nostalgic and for me an insight into the Irish perspective of history. Tread softly lest you tread on my dreams.

Thank 746gillian
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Set against the striking backdrop of the beautiful Benbulben Mountains Drumcliffe is known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize winning Anglo-Irish poet. Yeats familial to this region and asked his wife to arrange for his body to be reinterred in Drumcliffe when media interest had subsided. But his widow faced legal problems getting that done. A few years back a story emerged that newly discovered French documents had suggested that Yeats's remains had been mixed up with someone else's before the exhumation, and it is believed the poet's remains were moved from his original grave in Roquebrune, in southern France. Despite all that the simple grave is imbued with his spirit and entrance is free. The simple headstone, on which is written "Cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by" represents Yeats' self-penned epitaph consistent with his instructions that the grave should consist of "no marble, no conventional phrase". A coffee shop and craft shop are on site. The graveyard also contains a high cross and the remains of an ancient Columbian monastery and round tower is nearby. The High Cross was erected in the 11th century but its inscriptions are still very clear; a drawing explaining the significance of the carvings is located nearby.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely graveyard and church. Well sign posted and the graveyard is well kept so it is a pleasant walk around reading historical gravestones.

Thank Kathryn W
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This was a great thing to see remembering a famous poet. Great to see this in the middle of the Irish countryside, very special although the grave itself is plain it does not need decoration.

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