G6742 : St Columba’s church, Drumcliff and the past

near to Droim Chliabh, Milltown and Rathcormack, Sligo, Ireland

St Columba’s church, Drumcliff and the past
St Columba’s church, Drumcliff and the past
In St Columba’s churchyard lies buried the famous Irish poet WB Yeats 1865-1939.
“Under bare Ben Bulben’s head in Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid on limestone quarried near the spot, by his command these words are cut:
‘CAST A COLD EYE ON LIFE, ON DEATH, HORSEMAN, PASS BY!’”

On the left, rising above the skyline formed by Sliabh Mor (King’s Mountain), is a Celtic high cross dating from about 1100. This cross and the G6742 : Round Tower at Drumcliff are all that remain of a monastery, founded by St Columba 521-597, which stood here
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2001
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Date Taken
2001   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 February, 2010
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Churchyard   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! G 678 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:19.5980N 8:29.7389W
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Irish: geotagged! G 677 420
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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