W. B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff

W. B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff. The marker says

Cast a cold eye
On life, on death,
Horseman, pass by!

Nearby are Benbulben mountain and the ancient cross by the road that were mentioned by Yeats in the poem that is quoted on his grave stone.

Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago, a church stands near,
By the road an ancient cross.

No marble, no conventional phrase;
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!
W. B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff.

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There is photo of a house owned by W. B. Yeats (Yeats Tower) that I took in 2007 on another of our web pages.

There is much more about William Butler Yeats at the University College, Cork web page.

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery has a painting of four fishermen in a currach by Jack Yeats, brother of W. B. Yeats.

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