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County Sligo/Ireland

Introducing County Sligo

County Sligo packs as much poetry, myth and folklore into its countryside's lush splendour as any shamrock lover could hope for. It was Sligo that most inspired the Nobel laureate, poet and dramatist William Butler (WB) Yeats (1865–1939). Ever fascinated by Irish mysticism, he was fascinated by places like prehistoric Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and Innisfree Island. But it's no complacent backwater: the county town exudes a worldly vitality, and the coast's surf is internationally renowned.