W.B. Yeats Grave at Drumcliff Cemetery

W.B. Yeats Grave at Drumcliff Cemetery

This graveyard was chosen by Irish poet William Butler Yeats as his final resting place, "Under bare Ben Bulben's head, In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid...". The poem ends with the lines containing his instructions:

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!

The site also contains a High Cross from the 9th century and the ruin of a round tower from the 10th or 11th century.

Drumcliff cemetery is located 8km north of Sligo town on the N15. To view the location on a map, click the map pin icon.

Drumcliff, Co. Sligo, Ireland