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“Not sure about reviewing a grave but anyway...”
Review of Yeats's Grave

Yeats's Grave
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Not sure about reviewing a grave but anyway...”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love Yeats so had to visit his resting place. Dusk was falling and the church was quiet and beautiful. His grave is discreet and unassuming. Great tribute to him in Church Courtyard...'but I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet ; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” ― W.B. Yeats

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Not far from the hotel and it also has a lovely coffee shop/craft shop at this location. Its situated in a beautiful scenic place at the bottom of the mountains. Coffee shop definitely worth a stop :-)

Visited February 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Lovely gravesite and church.”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Easy to find, full of history, lovely scenery. Nice trip out if you are visiting western Ireland. Nice and tranquil too.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“For those who love literature”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

For those who love Yeats and Irish literature in general, this is an easy stop if you are in the Sligo area. The cemetery is very small and would not of particular note if it weren't for Yeats' grave, as it looks like many churchyard cemeteries. But it's in a beautiful spot looking over at Ben Bulben, and after reading Yeats' poetry a bit it's easy to get a feel for the spirit and sense of place of this corner of Ireland. I also really liked the church itself, and we took as much time reading the information and inscriptions relating to the other members of the congregation as poking around the cemetery. There is a small tea room and gift shop but we didn't spend time there so can't comment on level of service and food. Definitely worth the stop.

Visited April 2012
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“horseman pass by”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is worth a visit.The grave of one of Irelands foremost poets with part of his epitaph 'Cast a cold eye on life on death horseman pass by' is very easy to find.Yeats died in France at the start of the last world war and it was after the war that what are supposed to be his remains were brought back to Sligo on an Irish naval ship,there is still debate if it is the actual remains of Yeats are buried here.A beautiful artistic piece of work on the ground features a beautiful poem by Yeats ,The cloths of heaven' and full credit to whoever carried out this work.There are two swans on the door as you enter the little church which of course brings up the memory of his famous poem, The wild swans at Coole'.To complete the visit you can walk about one hundred metres to an original round tower even though much if it is missing.What a lovely way to spend a half hour

Visited July 2012
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