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

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Beautiful Church

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Harrington Hundreds, Smiths, Bermuda
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Harrington Hundreds, Smiths, Bermuda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely church adjacent to the grave of WB Yeats. It has a peace and simplicity which calms the soul and some lovely memorials too.

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Ennis, Ireland
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74 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The church is so unique and so beautiful. it is definitely worth a visit. very tranquil and peaceful. wonderful photo opportunities. i cant wait to go back. it really made me happy to get to see Yeats grave and this wonderful church.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A lovely, well kept little church. Just outside the door is Yeat's grave. Also, just outside the gate there was a charming little coffee and give shop that came in extremely handy when it began to rain.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From the swan handles on the outside of the church to the artwork behind the alter, the church was very beautiful; small but very beautiful. Much history is on plaques on the side walls inside the church. The cafe/gift shop on the grounds had some of the more beautiful Irish gifts and the food was very good. Gravesite of W.B.Yeats... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have passed by so many times. A warm sunny day plenty of time so we pulled in. W. B. Yeats one of Ireland's greatest poets is buried here. So it is almost a pilgrimage to go there, a bucket list "to do". It is a serene place and the graveyard contains an unremarkable headstone with the chilling passage "cast... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The needed complement to seeing the great poet's grave outside is casting an eye on the plaque that commemorates his great-grandfather John Yeats, "an ancestor was rector there long years ago." Other inscriptions recalls parishioners who lived and died nearby and far, far away.

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