The West Coast of Ireland – Drumcliff

Here is another set of pictures taken during my trip to Ballyshannon and Sligo.

Drumcliff is a small village situated between the mountain of Ben Bulben and Drumcliff bay, 5km north of Sligo town. The graveyard of St. Columba’s church in Drumcliff is supposed to be the final resting place of the poet William Butler Yeats.

Under Ben Bulben
by William Butler Yeats

“…In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago; a church stands near,
By the road an ancient Cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase,
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!”


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