"Sligo - In Yeats Country" Top 5 Page for this destination Sligo by HORSCHECK

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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 and Cons
  • 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.
  • Last visit to Sligo: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2004
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2014 at 3:23 AM

    I have never been to Sligo , but the area definitely looks worth exploring.

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    I was born not far from here to your page brought back some nice memories for me . Thank you

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Lovely page so far, Holger. Will return to finish this nice page!

  • Jun 6, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    W. B. Yeats, we had to read works from him in school, but I did not like it ! ;-)

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Hm, my only memory of Sligo is that the Youth Hostel I had wanted to stay at had just burned down so that I had to stay at a B&B - it was very nice, but at 60 Euros much more expensive than those you recommend...

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Hello, Holger! You have visited lots of great places I must say! Wunderbar! ><><><

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    It looks like you had a nice time there, and the weather held for you. Great pictures of the scenery

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    nice little page and an Irish breakfast certainly keeps you full all day!!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    What a nice sounding place, The Abbey, Cathedral & mountains, all that I would like to see! Agree with you about B&B's, I like them too, and have met wonderfully nice & helpful people this way.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    We spent some of our honeymoon in Ireland - in January ???years ago. Sligo was one of my favouriute places.


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