History, mythology, music, art, and poetry along with clear lakes, rivers, and dramatic mountains all await visitors to this remote part of Ireland.
Sligo is also home for W.B. Yeats. Ireland's most famous poet was born here and immortalized the county in his poems, particularly "That old grey mansion".
On Sligo's Stephen Street, on the north side of the River Garavogue, is the County Museum and adjoining art gallery. The County Museum, located in the old rectory, contains material on the history of the region and mementos of W.B. Yeats, including first editions of his works, letters, and family photographs.
Just under five kilometers from Sligo, the spectacular Bronze Age graveyard contains 60 graves. Although many have been destroyed and others damaged over the centuries, together they comprise the largest collection of megaliths in Ireland. Most are a mixture of passage graves and dolmens, the oldest dating from between 3000 and 2500 BC.
There are many other nature spots to visit across the county, such as the Devil’s Chimney, a beautiful waterfall which only flows during the sustained wet weather. Flowing through Sligo is the river Garavogue which originates from the freshwater lake a couple of miles away, providing beautiful scenery all year around. And last but not least, the Benbulbin is a large flat-topped rock formation and is a protected site for its beautiful nature.
Sligo has got a rather small city centre, so it will be easy to get around, however the main attractions are located outside of town. You can also select to travel by bus, some bus companies are servicing all the main towns and also cities close to Sligo. It will be easier to travel with a car and visit all the county sites that way.
You can of course take a car ferry from Britain or France which will take you to the following towns : Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Belfast and Larne.
Sligo Mac Diarmada station, also known as Sligo railway station, is a mainline railway station which serves Sligo, which provides trains from Dublin and other main cities across the country.