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Drumcliffe Church

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Belfast
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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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Hilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

In the company of Yeats and the brow of the mountain overlooking the grounds, Drumcliffe is a stop worth taking your time to explore. Though the grounds are not huge, the church and those laid to rest here are peaceful company. With a small Tea shop in the midst of it all it is a welcome reprieve to spend a... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Always enjoy visiting this special place. It is an old Church of Ireland church which is famous as W.B. Yeats is buried in the graveyard attached to the church. Beautiful old trees surround the church. Inside the church is also beautiful with many of the wall mounted memorials giving a historical perspective of Ireland two centuries ago. A must visit.

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A lot about Drumcliffe Church visit could be lost out if on the way there a tarry around Sligo Town was ignored.Sligo is an old town which once had it's own castle, but now the main feature is it's ruined Dominican Abbey. It's a must see venue and is easily accessed on foot. The high alter is the last surviving... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited this Church when viewing the Burial place and grave of W B Yeats. The Church is old and the size is consistent with its location on the Road from County Donegall to Co. Sligo. Viewing is free but you are invited to give an upkeep Donation. The church is pleasingly decorated without being over ornate, with many interesting information... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good to go and visit grave and read epitaph but that is all you can do. However surrounding scenery more than makes up for lack of other things to see and do.

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