Thursday, May 5, 2016

William Butler Yeats

St. Columba's Church of Ireland church.  It is located in Drumcliff, Co Sligo and is the site where W. B. Yeats is buried.  When we were there, a few bus loads of people showed up.  Inside the church there was a free program with a map to tell you where Yeats' grave was located.  There was also a coffee cafe on the grounds with a small gift shop with everything a tourist would be interested in.



 The photos below are taken from the back of the cemetery wall.



8 comments:

  1. I love that most cities around the world have a point of interest that draws tourists there. St Columba has Yeats but I bet when tourists visit, those views get just as much attention :)

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  2. I love that most cities around the world have a point of interest that draws tourists there. St Columba has Yeats but I bet when tourists visit, those views get just as much attention :)

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  3. I love the landscape you present. And I hate the gift shops for tourists. Nice post.

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  4. The church has a beautiful simplicity, at least on the outside. And it's in a magnificent setting!

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  5. Interesting. Thank you for this great post with beautiful photos.
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  6. That is a beautiful church and the shots from the back wall are gorgeous!

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  7. Becoming a tourist attraction after you're dead is a very odd concept! The church and the views are wonderful.

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  8. Gone, but not forgotten. Marlene Dietrich is buried in a cemetery near my home. She gets her fair share of tourists as well.

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