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Sligo

county sligoSituated on the north-west coast of Ireland, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Sligo has a mixture of lush green landscapes and sheer limestone ridges such as majestic Ben Bulben.

Sligo is a county steeped in heritage and tradition with Carrowmore megalithic cemetery, the most extensive in Europe, located here. This landmark pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt.

This is 'Yeats' country', and was inspirational to the paintings of Jack Yeats and the immortal poetry of WB Yeats, who himself, is interred in Drumcliffe churchyard.

County Sligo is famous for its beautiful scenery with its mountains, lakes and beaches. The beautiful seaside resorts of Enniscrone, Strandhill and Rosses Point are located in Sligo, all three of which boast excellent golf courses, major visitor attractions in the county.


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