Things to see and do - Drumcliff
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Drumcliff Travel guide
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In the churchyard at Drumcliff, where his great grandfather had once been rector, lies the grave of William Butler Yeats (left). This site at the foot of the square escarpment of Benbulben (526m), by the Drumcliff River, was also chosen by Saint Columba for the foundation of a monastery in about 575. The round tower was damaged by lightning in 1396. The east and west faces of the cross, erected c 1000, bear some remarkable sculptures.
Tourist attractions Drumcliff : Things to see and do
This austere neo-Classical house, surrounded by woods, was designed by Francis Goodwin in 1830. It dominates the north bank of Sligo Bay. Today it is still the residence of the Gore-Booth family, who settled in the district during the reign of Elizab..