Grave of W B Yeats
Saint Columba's churchyard in Drumcliffe is renowned worldwide as the final resting place of one of Ireland's greatest poets. W B Yeats died in France during the Second World War but it was not until 1948 that his body was interred at Drumcliffe; as you approach the Church, Yeats' grave is to the left. Every year thousands of tourists flock to this little churchyard to stand in silent reverence. You cannot visit Sligo without paying homage to this enigmatic man.