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Yeats's Grave

Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
+353 71 914 3815
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a must see for all poetry / book lovers

very east to find, well signposted in a very well kept graveyard, beside a lovely church, very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael F
Wonderful tour with Trafalgar

Tour of Republic of Ireland was magical, nostalgic and for me an insight into the Irish... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
746gillian
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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“resting place” (15 reviews)
“ben bulben” (17 reviews)
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Drumcliffe Churchyard, Drumcliff, Ireland
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+353 71 914 3815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 5 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...More

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.

Thank myholidayadventures1
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I was kind of shocked at how plain this famous poet's grave site was. I was expecting something elaborate rather than an easily missed and slightly unkempt grave in a simple church yard cemetery. His grave is just one of many in the church yard....More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Vert disappointed in my visit to this grave. Very hard to find had to ask another visitor,not kept very tidy and very little inscription on the tomb stone.I expected more from my visit here as everywhere you look it is called Yates country. I expected...More

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Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Well worth the effort to stop off at the small church and view a slice of history in Yeats' grave and the round tower. The pretty church is open to visitors and worthwhile stepping inside.

Thank TravellersGoldCoast
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. It is best known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats. Found in the churchyard, his grave marked with a simple headstone with the inscription, "cast a cold eye on life,...More

Thank Jee4646
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The grave itself is rather simple, but if you are interested in literature, it is a special feeling to pay your respects to this Nobel laureate. Also it is a wonderful, tranquil spot, with a beautiful church, a high cross and a small visitor's center,...More

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