Welcome to Drumcliff
Benbulben's beauty was not lost on WB Yeats. Before the poet died in Menton, France, in 1939, he had requested: 'If I die here, bury me up there on the mountain, and then after a year or so, dig me up and bring me privately to Sligo.' His wishes were honoured in 1948, when his body was interred in the churchyard at Drumcliff, where his great-grandfather had been rector.
Drumcliff itself is a small place, and the main places of interest – Yeats' Grave, the round tower remains and high cross – lie very close together, with the Cafe & Crafts Shop in between.