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Address: Drumcliff, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-44956

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Graveyard of William B. Yeates

This is not a 'beautiful site', per se, but it is significant as it is the burial spot of the famous Irish poet and playwright W.B. Yeates. It looks like a centuries old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Ontario
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156 reviews 156 reviews
64 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is not a 'beautiful site', per se, but it is significant as it is the burial spot of the famous Irish poet and playwright W.B. Yeates. It looks like a centuries old graveyard, but Yeates' marker would have been erected only after 1948 - died in France in 1939, then moved to Sligo in 1948. The insciption is quite... More 

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Easy parking and interesting place to say you have been to. The cafe shop adjacent was cramped and yet had lots of gifts. Cafe was busy no space to sit at tables, could do with more seating if space was available

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is where Yates is buried and is worth a look at the church and the cemetery the is a tea room on site and does get crowded one a tour bus arrives . For those Royal watchers this is where Prince Charles and his wife attended a service May 2015 during their visit to the Republic of Ireland

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The church is beautiful, especially the exterior and the stained glass above the altar. The proximity of WB Yeats' grave, a particularly ancient Celtic high cross, and a quaint (delicious) cafe make this a worthwhile stop for those interested.

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Northern Wisconsin
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Church was started by W.B. Yeats's grandfather, and Yeats is buried close by the front door. Nice little gift shop, tea room, and art gallery on site, with a very nice Irish High Cross in the cemetery, and a great view of Benbulben. Visit made special by Martin Enright, local tour guide and historian.

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The church is visible ahead approaching from Sligo on the main road. There is a large car park because of Yeats's grave being in the graveyard. The church is relatively plain with several marble plaques around the walls which make for interesting reading. You are invited to write things on paper left in the church, which will be offered in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nestling at the edge of Benbulben the historic churchyard is worth a visit. The grave of W.B. Yeats is much visited but many of the older grave stones are very interesting. At the edge of the churchyard is an excellent cafe - I recommend the guinness cake - the staff were also excellent. Worth a visit but go in winter... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely church in a stunning location. Great artwork on show. Especially the beautiful iron swans on the entrance door.

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Limerick, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a beautifully kept church which is open to everyone to pop in and sit and reflect for a moment.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely church, well maintained. Perhaps too many visitors at once makes the atmosphere theatrical rather than respectful.

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