"Yearts Country" Drumcliff by MAIGO
Drumcliff Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 29 photos
To the north of the Drumcliffe village,
Ben Bulben 517m flattopped hill.
W B Years (Irish poet) as aschool boy in London,
longed for his native Sligo,
and as an adult he often returned here.
He lovingly describes the county in his Reveries over Childhood
and youth, his portry "In a sence", Yeats said,
" Sligo has always been my home".
W B Yearts (1865-1939) was buried in 1948, having died at Roquebrune
in the south of France, his grave is just north of the porch.
He wished to be buried the foot of Ben Bulben.
The inscription which he himself composed,
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death:
Horseman, pass by !
Well preserved Cistercian Abbey founded in 1161 as a sister house to Mellifont Abbey in Co. Louth. more travel advice
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