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Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo



W.B. Yeats Grave

W.B. Yeats is buried in Drumcliffe Graveyard C.o. Sligo, Ireland. The 3rd verse of one of Yeats poems in written on the grave saying the words, Cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman pass by. Yeats was born and educated in Dublin but spent his childhood in Sligo making it the place of his grave.

A statue of Yeats was also placed outside Ulster bank, Sligo in his honour.

Top three facts on Yeats 

  1. In 1911 Yeats joined an organization for research on ghosts.
  1. He also joined a secret society called Golden Dawn to practice ritual magic.
  1. Yeats was the first Irishman to win the Nobel prize.


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