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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.
Armada Lodge is a fine 4 star holiday home located in the pretty village of Grange, County Sligo. The apartment consists of two bedrooms and en suite facilities. There is a balcony with spectacular views of the sea and surrounding area. The access to the sea shore is through a private path as well as having a boat pier for your convenience. The home welcomes families of all ages and can also supply the babysitting should the occasion arise. Armada Lodge is located just a few kilometres from the beautifully appealing village of Grange. Travel through the amazing countryside as you enjoy a wonderful scenic drive around the region. Visit Parkes Castle an authentic plantation castle and walk the footsteps of a forgotten age. Whatever your reason for travelling to Sligo, it is sure to make a lasting impression, making you want to come back time and time again.
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ArrowRock Lodge is situated on the eastern shore of Lough Arrow close to the Sligo / Roscommon border. Dating back to 1700's the lodge has served many purposes over the years such as a farm, an Inn, a Hunting Lodge, a Hotel and now is a modern Hostel. Arrowrock Lodge, located is an area known for it's beautiful scenery, great lakes, and ancient megalithic sites and rich celtic mythology makes it a great holiday base to get aquainted with this unique part of the West of Ireland.
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Ballymote Heritage Weekend, organised by the local Heritage Group, run annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Over the course of the weekend there are numerous outings to areas of historical or natural interest, lectures by guest speakers including complimentary tea and light refreshments for everybody.
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Celebrate diversity in Sligo with the Cairde Festival, which takes place annualy in early July. Watch Sligo come alive with a vibrant weeklong explosion of music, theatre, dance, family events, visual art, and much more. Recent year’s highlights included Yungchen Lhamo in concert with Liam O’Maonlai, Madu, Delicious O’Grady and a whole lot more. Annual highlights include The Shelly River Boat Race, also part of the Season of Yeats, which is inspired by Jack B. Yeats’s love of model boats. Park Fest is another major draw. Both events are great celebrations for all the family– and both are free! A unique aspect of Cairde is Concerts in Care, a series of performances in care settings for those who are not able to attend public venues. So clear your diary for early and come to Sligo. You’ll discover events that will inspire, captivate, and challenge.
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with monuments ranging from 5500 to 6500 years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage house along with an exhibition relating to the site are present too. Visitors are advised to wear good walking shoes as the ground is uneven in parts.
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Welcome to Ceol Na Mara Guesthouse, where you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome. This newly refurbished 3 star guesthouse is located in the heart of picturesque Enniscrone in County Sligo, just a stones throw away from a sandy beach. All bedrooms are ensuite, spacious and luxurious. Some of the bedrooms offer panoramic views of the shore line. Excellence is clearly demonstrated in the décor of Ceol Na Mara, it is also beautifully furnished throughout. What better way to start your day than to enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast in the cheerful dining room? In the evening, you can relax near the warmth of an open fire in the private lounge area. With its breathtaking scenery and high quality accommodation, Ceol Na Mara is the perfect environment for a stress free holiday.
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The Clarion Hotel Sligo is situated on the outskirts of Sligo Town with the backdrop of the majestic Benbulben Mountain. It is the largest hotel of its type in the North West of Ireland region. Originally built 1848 and designed by William Dean Butler, the Clarion Hotel is a landmark building with a unique granite exterior and has been carefully restored and remodelled over the years to a beautiful 4 star hotel. The hotel consists of 167 rooms with standard double room or a one or two bedroom suites which feature a living room, a kitchenette which is ideal for families. These beautifully styled and crafted bedrooms create a sense of warmth and comfort while remaining functional to all guest requirements.
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The Colmans Music Centre is a visitor centre with a difference. It contains a comprehensive exhibition area about the history of traditional Irish music via audio visual presentation and touch screen. The retail outlet is most attractive and the centre has a lovely intimate 120 seat theatre in which a varied programme is presented. A music archive is available and tea/coffee is served onsite.
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Cromleach Lodge is situated in rural county Sligo in the quiet hills above Lough Arrow close to the 4 thousand year old Carrowkeel cairns. The location has a spectacular vista of unspoiled mountain, lake and valley. The hotel and spa is famed for its fine cuisine, excellent accommodation and delightful surroundings. This modern Country House and Restaurant is the discerning traveller's perfect choice. At Cromleach Lodge the Tighe Family along with their professional staff will make sure that your stay will be an enriching & enjoyable experience.
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The Diamond Coast Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in Enniscrone County Sligo. The hotel is positioned in a wonderful location overlooking Enniscrone golf course, backed by the large sand dune and beautiful stretches of golden beaches. Ennsicrone beach is perfect for families, surfing, swimming and long romantic walks. The The Diamond Coast Hotel is only 14km from Ballina and offers a wide range of facilities along with a warm welcome and relaxing atmosphere.
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