Where is Drumcliffe located?
Drumcliffe Church and Churchyard, final resting place of the Internationally famous poet W.B. Yeats is located along the N15, 6 miles north of Sligo town. The large visitor car park is located on the right side of the road as you travel north and from the car park you can enter the churchyard though the signposted gateway. There is ample free car and coach parking.
What is there to discover at Drumcliffe?
Drumcliffe Church and Churchyard has an array of points of interest to discover. From the remains of the ancient monastery to the burial place of W.B. Yeats, the current Church of Ireland Church and its fascinating history. No visit is complete without a trip to the Tea House for a cuppa and browse at the wide selection of craft and books. New from Summer 2021: why not book an audio guide tour of this amazing place! You can also download the mobile application audio tour for free on your own smartphones and devices.
Are there refreshments available at Drumcliffe?
We apologise that our Tea House is currently closed as it is currently undergoing renovations. It will be reopening in early August!
Are there restrooms at Drumcliffe?
Our onsite toilet facilities in the Tea House are currently closed but we hope to re-open them as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have provided portaloos for our visitors in the large carpark. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding in advance. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and we intend to address this in the near future with funds realised from our restoration levy.
What is the weather like in Sligo?
The weather in Sligo is extremely changeable, from sunshine to showers in minutes. We would recommend that you always have a raincoat handy and plenty of layers.
Drumcliffe Church is accessible to all, but please contact a member of staff for wheelchair access to the church building.
We advise extreme caution if crossing the main road. The round tower is inaccessible and can be viewed safely.