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Sligo, Co. Sligo

Sligo (Irish: Sligeach - translated as shelly place) (pronounced "sly-go"), is the county town of County Sligo. The Garavogue River runs through Sligo, the north-west’s most important town, which is situated between Lough Gill and the sea - and surrounded by a beautiful area of mountains and dramatic coastline, which invites exploration and is unusually uncrowded.

Sligo has a rich cultural heritage and, in the town, the Model Arts & Niland Gallery are especially worth visiting; there are many associations with the poet W.B Yeats and his brother, the painter Jack Yeats - the most notable connection was with Lissadell House at Drumcliff, the former home of the Gore-Booths, of whom the best known was Constance Gore-Booth who, as Countess Markievicz, was much involved with the Easter Rising of 1916; since the sale of Lissadell in 2003, the house is open to the public.

Between 1847 and 1851 over 30,000 people emigrated through the port of Sligo. On the Quays, overlooking the Garavogue River, is a memorial sculpture to those people. It is said that the picturesque Coney Island in Sligo bay gives its name to Coney Island in New York City.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
County Sligo Golf Club
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of th ...
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Self Catering

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The Schoolhouse
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Set on the Annaghmore Estate, this charming rural schoolhouse features distinctively Tudor Revival decorative elements.  Built in the 1860’s as a school for the estate tenant’s children, it is an attractive rural building picture ...
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What's On

Sligo Farmers Market - County Sligo - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm

Event Location: Sligo IT college car park, Ballinode, Sligo

Wide range of organic and artisan foods. Teas, Coffee and home baking. Craft also f ...
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Tourist Attractions

Sligo Abbey - Sligo Town County Sligo Ireland
Sligo Abbey
Sligo, Co. Sligo
Sligo Abbey is a Dominican Friary that was founded in 1253 by Maurice FitzGerald. It was destroyed in 1414 by a fire, ravaged during the Tyrone War in 1595 and once more in 1641 during the Ulster Uprising. The friars moved out in the 18th cen ...
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Wedding Venues

Cromleach Lodge - Castlebaldwin County Sligo - Banqueting
Cromleach Lodge Country House Hotel & Ciunas Spa
Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo
Bordering on romantic Yeats country, in the hills just above Lough Arrow, Christy and Moira Tighe’s hotel enjoys one of the finest views in Ireland and it makes a very special wedding venues for the most discerning of guests. Aside from the ...
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