Internationally famous poet William Butler Yeats was laid to rest in Drumcliff, 7 miles from Cliffoney, many years after he died, his last poem he wrote he asked that he be buried here in ‘under bare Benbulben’s head’. In this beautiful churchyard you can visit his grave and ponder its inscription:
‘Cast a cold eye, on life, on death,
Horseman pass by’
In the church precincts you will find an art gallery and also the Drumcliffe Tea House and Craft Shop. This makes a welcome place to stop for refreshments, with lots of delicious homemade treats on offer. The craft shop is stuffed with lovely things to take home or give away as presents. The art gallery is holds regular exhibitions throughout the summer season.