The beautiful scenery of County Sligo inspired much of the great works by W.B. Yeats and the sheer beauty of the place is clear to visitors when they s[emd time exploring county's fine mountains, lakes and golden beaches.
Sligo was the centre of power of the famous warrior Queen Maeve of Connaught In Celtic folklore, and Sligo's legacy of ancient sites show that the county was quite densely populated in the Celtic era.
The buslting capital of the North West is Sligo Town. Is has a rich cultural and historic heritage stretching back 6,000 years. To the west of the county lie The Ox Mountains which provide a backdrop to the coastal plain. About 8 miles north of Sligo Town, the landscape is dominated by Benbulben, Sligo's most famous mountain. It is part of the Dartry Mountain range, and is distinctive for its unusual loaf-like shape.
There are some excellent surfing beaches in Sligo at Strandhill, Mullaghmore, Rosses Point and Enniscrone.
Whether you're into Indoor and outdoor activities, there is plenty to do in County Sligo.