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Surrounded by a church and graveyard, the charming cafe and craft shop is 20 years old.

The building was once the stables belonging to the church.

The restaurant serves up good wholesome food together with mouth watering homemade cakes and desserts.

Proprietor Jill Barber says the tasty soups are well worth a visit alone. “We’re renowned for our soups. “We have two on every day made from our own recipes,” said Jill.

Open seven days a week all year round, the teahouse is popular with the many tourists who stop off to see the grave of Yeats.

Jill said: “There can be eight or nine bus loads a day passing through during the summer months. “Many come in to eat and buy crafts.” And Yeats and crafts form a large part of the business.

Customers can browse through the selection of Yeats and Irish Interest books while enjoying a coffee.

A bigger emphasis is made on local crafts in the run up to Christmas.

Indeed, the changeover to the home market in October/November is always eagerly anticipated with the launch night attracting a crowd of up to 400.

“Tourism sustains us for five months of the year and our regular business keeps us going over the winter months,” says Jill.