We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Book In Advance
  
Ways to Experience Yeats's Grave
from $609.50
More Info
from $1,842.20
More Info
from $275.40
More Info
from $2,533.50
More Info
Reviews (277)
Filter reviews
251 results
Traveler rating
101
98
44
7
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
101
98
44
7
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews resting place ben bulben his life worth a visit wb yeats beautiful church expecting something gift shop great grandfather buried here the main road short visit his wife benbulben mountain church entrance nice tribute car park
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 251 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled to Drumcliff Church and Graveyard to visit WB Yeats grave. I love his poetry and wanted to visit his final resting place. The Church is very pretty with some beautiful detail, like the door handles. The Grave is to the left of the church and its a very simple design. See pictures.

Thank Trekkieboots
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An idyllic resting place in this peaceful churchyard under the magnificent Benbulben Mountain. The gift shop and cafe are exceptional with something there for all lovers of Yeats and life.

Thank Marcellus61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We visited the graveyard and spotted the map where it gives you directions to where W.B Yeats grave is. It is close to the church on the end of a row. You could readily walk past it as it doesn't stand out.
However, just outside the church entrance there is a fitting statue, and his words of wisdom written beneath him.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank 465RobertH465
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 16, 2018

An interesting stop for any poetry lovers. The church is worth a look too. Only just off the main road, free parking and a small cafe/shop makes it a great rest stop too.

Thank Matt R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were driving from Sligo to Derry and noticed a sign pointing out the grave of WB Yeats. The grave is well kept. Yeats loved Sligo. If you like Yeats' poetry, it's worth a sentimental journey.

Thank Jeffry B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Called here on our way to Rosses Point. If you like his poetry, it’s nice to vist here- to see the area, Benbulben Mountain that he loved, and of course the Church where his father was Rector. Somehow, a visit to this area makes his poetry all the more vivid. The landscape and atmosphere making his life and poetry all the more real.

Thank Noel G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 1, 2018

W>B> Yates is buried here in a graveyard of and old monastery and church. His site is at least taken care of, whereas many others are in disrepair.

Thank bonitabuffalo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Yeats's grave is very well kept and such a nice tribute to a great writer in Irish history. The whole cemetery is a nice place to walk around and I especially liked the large celtic cross. Most of the rest of the headstones in the cemetery are in disrepair. The fact that Yeats's is so well maintained is a testament to his place in history.

1  Thank 652jeniferw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped in Drumcliffe-St.Columba Church during a tour where one of Ireland's best poet, W B Yeats is buried. Located on the site of this beautiful church surprised us especially the lecture that the onsite priest gave us. Definitely worth a stop to see the church and walk the grounds.

Thank leedjjck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 24, 2018

A picturesque cemetery and cathedral in Drumcliffe is the final resting place of one of the world's finest poets. The grounds and cathedral is a short hop from Sligo. A must-see for writers, poets, and those who love great poetry.

Thank Joni M F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews