More famous now as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, whose grave is in the churchyard under a simple headstone with the inscription: "Cast a cold eye on life, on death, Horseman pass by".
Drumcliffe was an important monastic settlement founded by St. Colmcille in the 6th century. The remains of a Round Tower and the inscribed High Cross, which dates from c 11th century are in what was the old monastic enclosure.
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