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Yeats's Grave

Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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Yeats grave and museun

Made a stop at Yeats grave in a small cemetery by a lovely country church. Then went to a lecture... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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For the fans of yeats

A small graceful church and a number of historical and contemporary graves. This is one for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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 2 days ago 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

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at Drumcliff Church or St. Columba Church iris wrt a stop. Beautiful view of Benbulben. Certainly worth a visit, but don't make it a destination.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeats grave is located in the cemetery of St Columba's Church. The gravesite is ok for a grave, nothing unusual. The church is a nice little church with a decent interior to view. There is an decent eatery of sorts on the grounds and one...More

Thank Sunrunner45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out of way to go visit Yeats's final resting place and read his epitaph. The church and grounds are so well kept. The statue and words of Yeats our near the carpark are beautiful.

Thank umlaith
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 July 2017

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 3 July 2017

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
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