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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 apparently followed in 1948, when what was thought to be his body was interred in the churchyard at Drumcliff, where his great-grandfather had been rector. Doubts later emerged as to exactly whose bones had been reburied.