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In September 2001 I spent a few days in Sligo and the surrounding area. Sligo is the largest town in the northwest of Ireland (population 17.000). It is famous for the poet W. B. Yeats and has many old buildings like the ruins of Sligo Abbey which was founded in 1253.
Sligo has many little shops, pubs and restaurants, because it is the starting point for daytrips to the beautiful County Sligo. The cliff-rimmed Benbulben mountain or the sandy beaches of Rosses Point are nearby.
"Cast a cold eye / On life, on death. / Horseman, pass by!"
--- William Butler Yeats ---
- Pros:Beautiful and rough landscape with green hills.
- Cons:High risk of grey and wet weather in this northern part of Ireland.
- In a nutshell:Perfect base to explore the county of W. B. Yeats.
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