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Drumcliffe Church

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

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Yeats

We had been travelling part of The Wild Atlantic Way and I remembered that Yeats was hurried close by. His grave is small and to the right of the church doors. It's a lovely area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been travelling part of The Wild Atlantic Way and I remembered that Yeats was hurried close by. His grave is small and to the right of the church doors. It's a lovely area in the shadow of Benbulben. The church itself was lovely with ornate swans on the doors and a fantastic alter section. The only problem I... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd read some Yeats in high school so, when we were in Sligo town, I just had to go to the Drumcliff Church where he is buried. It's very easy to find and a must-do, as he is such an important figure in the rationale for Irish freedom as well as in 20th century poetry more generally.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love the poet, you need to visit this place. You can see his grave and an interesting, commemorative statue. The little church is lovely, set in a nice picturesque setting. There's even a coffee shop where you can have a treat while you reminisce about Yeats poetry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of the north is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland with striking scenery and a cornucopia of historical attractions, eateries and watering holes. A visit to Glencar and Drumcliffe is a must to experience the area that inspired WB Yeats to write his beautiful and evocative words. The church is beautifully kept and the churchyard is... More 

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Carlisle, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, you want to see Yeats grave outside the entrance to the church, but go inside, as well. It's a pretty little country church that is very simple inside and has a plaque commemorating Yeat's grandfather's time there. The grounds of the area around the church are somewhat extensive. There is a visitors center and a small gift shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Fascinating church to have a peek into - worth dropping into if you're close. We found it quite by chance and were lucky to find someone working in the church to tell us about the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This in the inscription on William B. Yeats' headstone. His desire was to be buried here under the shadow of Benbulben. His Great-Grandfather had once been the pastor of this church. There are many other interesting graves here--some recent, most very old. There is also a cafe and craft shop on the property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Church has the grave of W. B. Yeats adjacent to it. The Church is very peacefully. It is easily reached and has a very good coffee shop about 50 yards away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Architecturally and historically the church is not especially noteworthy but it is in the church's cemetery that the noted Irish poet, John Yeat's, is buried.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a small but very interesting parish church. The outside is quite plain but the inside although pretty traditional (with box pews) is very unique - especially the large mural on the back wall. The grounds are pretty with a large number of graves under the trees. It is a peaceful spot with a great background of the mountains.

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