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Drumcliffe Church

Drumcliff, Ireland
353-71-44956
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Drumcliff
Type: Religious Sites
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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22 attraction reviews
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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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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

On October 20th we were traveling from Galway to Derry. Our Aunt had told us she had visited W.B. Yeats grave site when she was in Ireland a few years ago, so we decided to stop. The church was amazing! I loved the metal swan handles on the red doors! Quaint interior & quite beautiful. The grave site was just... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a great little church that is definitely worth a stop. The highlight for most people is the grave of W.B. Yeats, but there is much more to see than that. The church is beautiful and has a very interesting interior. There are a number of old Celtic crosses in the Churchyard as well. A nice plaque is located... More

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Holywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Please take the opportunity to visit the lovely tranquil Drumcliff Church, Which is of the Church of Ireland denomination if you are in the vicinity of Sligo. It is just a short distance from Sligo and overlooked by the beautiful green mountain scenery. The inside of the church is well worth seeing and taking the odd photo for your holiday... More

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