Pilgrims and Visitors have been visiting Drumcliffe for over 1500 years. Many come to see the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, but usually leave with a love for the place and its history.
Admission to the Churchyard is FREE, and you are very welcome to come, and be inspired by the peace and tranquillity. We would ask that you are respectful of those attending graves or partaking in services.
In 2020 Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development created an Audio Tour of Drumcliffe – Discover Drumcliffe Mobile Application. Due to the Global Covid-19 Pandemic, our plans to open our information Kiosk and offer Audio Guided Tours has been delayed. However, from at home or at Drumcliffe (or anywhere in the world!) you can download the Discover Drumcliffe Mobile App on the Google Play or Apple Store for FREE, and Discover Drumcliffe for yourself.
The church remains closed except for services at this time, but you will get to hear about its fascinating points of interest on the Audio Tour. We hope that you will bear with us during these exceptional circumstances.
Currently we cannot accept group tour bookings. We hope and pray that we will be able to open for the Visitor Season in 2021.
If you are planning to visit Drumcliffe next year please make contact with us and we will keep you updated on our plans for opening.
The Churchyard is open at all times to facilitate families attending graves, and you are most welcome to visit. Currently the Church remains closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. For Church Services click here.
Our 30 minute Audio Tour of Drumcliffe – Discover Drumcliffe is available on the Apple and Android App stores.
Walk in the footsteps of St. Columba and W.B. Yeats as you Discover Drumcliffe. Hear stories from old times told by the local people and parishioners of the church.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are unable to facilitate group bookings at the moment.
We do hope to be in a position to accommodate group visits and tours from Spring 2021 so please Contact Us with your 2021 enquiry and we will keep you updated.
The Tea House
No visit to Drumcliffe is complete without great coffee and some wonderful homemade cakes and desserts from Drumcliffe Tea House. The Tea House also offers a large selection of Irish Crafts, Books and Gift Ideas.
Jill Barber has been managing the Tea House for over 30 years. Hear about Jill’s story on our Audio Guide Tour – Discover Drumcliffe.
Plan Your Visit
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 Pandemic we cannot take bookings, however you are more than welcome to come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Churchyard on your own time.
Please do consider downloading the Discover Drumcliffe App to help you navigate the site and to hear much more about the Drumcliffe Story.
Drumcliffe has ample free car parking and many spaces for disabled parking nearby the entrance to the churchyard. Currently the Churchyard and Tea House are the only areas open to visitors as the Church remains closed.
There are no steps involved in accessing the Churchyard though we would advise the visitor to stick to the paved and tarmac areas as some of the smaller paths can be soft during wet weather.