An essential stop for Yeats fans, this square-towered village church, where Yeats’ great-grandfather was once rector, was the poet’s chosen burial site. His grave is marked with a dark, modest stone just left of the church, alongside his young wife, Georgie Hyde-Lee (when they married in 1917, he was 52 and she was 23.) His epitaph, “Cast a cold eye on life, on death . . .” comes from his poem “Under Ben Bulben.” While you’re here, also check out the 11th-century high cross in the churchyard—its faded eastern side shows Christ, Daniel in the lions’ den, Adam and Eve, and Cain murdering Abel. There’s also a little visitor center and cafe on site.